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Forum: AVM Help and Resources 04-20-2013, 01:07 AM
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Posted By ash2887
Trip #5 went much easier than expected. Dr. Yakes...

Trip #5 went much easier than expected. Dr. Yakes did not use much alcohol and my arm hardly swelled at all. He wants to do an MRI to see whats left on trip #6 which will be in early May.
Forum: AVM Help and Resources 03-04-2013, 02:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7
Posted By ash2887
Update

Hello,

Just wanted to give an update. I have been to see Dr. Yakes four times since October. I am very impressed with him and his staff and feel very lucky to be able to be a patient of his. The...
Forum: AVM Help and Resources 09-12-2012, 01:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7
Posted By ash2887
Will Be Seeing Dr. Yakes

I have an appointment to see Dr. Yakes in October for a VM on my left arm.

I had also sent an MRI to Dr. Rosen. He seems wonderful, but is unfortunately not in my insurance network. He called back...
Forum: AVM Help and Resources 09-12-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4
Posted By ash2887
Have you only written Dr. Levitin? Maybe try some...

Have you only written Dr. Levitin? Maybe try some of the other ask the experts.
Let us know how it goes! I am very curious on the process people go through to have a VM diagnosed correctly. It's...
Forum: General Resources 08-14-2012, 01:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 10
Posted By ash2887
Got the MRI done and sent it to Dr. Yakes. Just...

Got the MRI done and sent it to Dr. Yakes. Just waiting to hear back now. Time is moving so slowly!
Forum: AVM Help and Resources 08-13-2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3
Posted By ash2887
Yes, very much so! Thank you!

Yes, very much so! Thank you!
Forum: General Resources 07-19-2012, 01:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 10
Posted By ash2887
Well insurance has approved and I an going to...

Well insurance has approved and I an going to have one on Wednesday :)
Forum: General Resources 07-14-2012, 02:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 10
Posted By ash2887
I went to the doctor and he put the order in....

I went to the doctor and he put the order in. Waiting to see if insurance approves it. :) There's one step at least, now to save up money for the test and cross my fingers.
Forum: General Resources 07-10-2012, 02:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 10
Posted By ash2887
Well, I made an appointment with a family doctor...

Well, I made an appointment with a family doctor tomorrow. Hopefully he will be willing to put in the order. I called Dr. Yakes office and they said to tell my primary care physician that they...
Forum: AVM Help and Resources 07-09-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3
Posted By ash2887
Help? Difference between VM and AVM?

Hello,

I believe I have a VM in my left arm, but I am having trouble understanding the distinction between a AVM and VM. On the birthmarks page on this site when I click on Venous Malformation it...
Forum: General Resources 07-09-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10
Posted By ash2887
I am located absolutely in the middle of nowhere...

I am located absolutely in the middle of nowhere in West Texas. Closest city is Midland/Odessa (4hours driving), after that El Paso (6 hours).
Forum: General Resources 07-09-2012, 03:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 18
Posted By ash2887
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21532430 Just...

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21532430

Just an abstract, but though I'd post anyway.
Forum: General Resources 07-09-2012, 03:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 10
Posted By ash2887
How to get an MRI?

Hello,

From what I understand there are doctors, namely Dr. Yakes, who will review imaging CD's sent to them to see if they can help. My question is, how do I go about getting an MRI done? I do not...
Forum: General Resources 07-09-2012, 03:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3
Posted By ash2887
Also, to add, I am considering going to Dr. Yakes...

Also, to add, I am considering going to Dr. Yakes in Denver, but does anyone have any experience with Dr. Rollins in Dallas?
Forum: General Resources 07-09-2012, 03:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3
Posted By ash2887
Please share your experience with schlerotherapy

Hello everyone,

I believe I have a VM of the left arm that was misdiagnosed as a hemangioma when I was young and surgically operated on. I am now 25 years old and now have insurance and an income....
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