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 ethanol treatments have not been bad so far. I expected the worst, but they have been okay. I have had some nerve pain, but no function loss. Also, I currently have four skin blisters on my arm as my vm is very superficial. However, the reduction in pain has been amazing. I do not get the daily pain I used to, I now am only in pain if I use the arm for long periods of time. Also, after the three treatments, the VM has begun to shrink
As a side note, Dr. Yakes seems to be a very caring man, it helps to have a doctor that has such a gentle bedside manner. I am currently planning my fifth trip to Denver and I am excited to make further progress.