Hello Family and friends! How are you? I want to fill you in on all my latest adventures! I had been doing fairly well, but had been having a bleed once in a while from inside my mouth or could feel it running down the back of my throat. I made an appt. w/my PCP to get a blood count and needed 2 units of blood. I'm sure some of you saw the photos I posted on Facebook that day! As always, Mom and Celia are very supportive and took shifts keeping me company during transfusion since I had to sit there the better part of the day! Celia took me out for a late lunch when my transfusion was over - I had been craving the delicious cobb salad @ Waterstreet, so that's where we headed!
Speaking of Facebook, Shalon mentioned that Dr. Yakes was in the United Kingdom recently, where an avm patient had read her blog as well as mine and was able to see Dr. Yakes while he was there! That makes me feel great, just knowing someone out there is reading and maybe benefiting from the experience that both Shalon and I have had on our avm journey's! I love handing out the card to my blog site, so that people can better understand what having an avm is all about!
Woke up this morning and noticed there was blood on my pillow case. Once I was up I saw a streak of blood on my cheek and had coagulated blood in my mouth. UGH! This is what I'm still having to deal with, but @ least I can say that once I rinsed and brushed, it was ok. I'll be so happy when the bleeding stops completely!!