Friday, January 29, 2010

A Challenge for Everyone

I am NOT artistic at all, most of you know if you have ever seen me draw a picture of a person. They all turn out to look like stick figures.

But I am looking for someone that has artistic drawing capabilities to help me create a "LOGO" for Carcinoid Cancer.

So as you see from the picture I added, Carcinoid is symbolized by the Zebra. The Zebra has great camouflage to hide in plain sight. That is what Carcinoid does. It is often miss diagnosed due to hiding itself and Doctors often think it is some other problem.

What I am looking for is a creative "LOGO" using the Zebra pattern that can represent Carcinoid Cancer.

The winner will get a surprise from me.
if you have any suggestions, please email them to me at:

evanm32 @

NOTE: the spaces in the email are to stop spam from picking up the email. they are not needed when you email me.


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Funny Comparison

So at the Mercy River Event, they saw my brother and noticed he looks a lot like Kenny Loggins. So we took a picture of him with them, and then I found a picture of Kenny Loggins on the web and I thought it was funny how much they do look alike.

Mercy River Event

A few posts ago, I mentioned a singing group called Mercy River and how much I love their music. Well, I was thrilled when I asked if they would come sing for an event that I was planning and they accepted.

We put together a special night and invited about 50 couples that we are close to and almost all of them came. It was a great event and we had desserts enough to feed an army that we had put out for everyone.

Mercy River sang several of their songs and filled us with their wonderful spirit and great love for the Savior.

After it was over, we visited with many of the guests and they all seemed to really enjoy it so I was happy about that.

This picture that I have included with this post is Julie and I with Mercy River.

Thanks Mercy River for spending this evening enriching our lives. You can find their website at

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Even More Unscheduled ER Visit

Today (Wednesday) I was getting ready for work and all of a sudden my upper body started to go numb. The kind of feeling you get when you hit your funny bone and your arm goes numb. That was what I felt like, then I started feeling light headed so I decided I better lay down and fast.
After doing so, I sat there on the floor for a few minutes and then wondered if it was a stroke, so I took the test. I stated the Alphabet and found that I did it fine. So most likely not a stroke. Then I wondered if it was a heart attack. I did find it difficult to breath when it happened so I wasn't sure. I called Julie and she rushed home and took me right to the ER. They ran blood tests and hooked me up to the EKG machine. then they decided they wanted to run an MRI. all tests came out fine and finally they just flat out said they didn't know what it was.

After 7 hrs in the ER, they released me and figure it must have had something to do with my Cancer.

I'm feeling fine now and resting at home and plan on getting up tomorrow and going to work. Lets hope that this same thing doesn't happen again tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Unscheduled OUCH !!

Monday afternoon I started getting a pain in my right shoulder and didn't think much of it but then it started getting worse so I called my Dr.

He was hoping it wasn't in my right shoulder but it was. He then was concerned that it was something coming from my Liver. He set up a Ultrasound for this morning. I went in and did that and they decided they wanted to xray my shoulder.

After several hours, he called me back and said that the xray looked normal and the Ultrasound didn't show anything unusual, So I have been given a steroid for the pain in my shoulder that is supposed to help. We will see how it goes.

For now, I am just hoping to get the pain down to a level that I can deal with and get back to work. Lots to do, not enough time to do it.

Monday, January 11, 2010

A new Year - A new Outlook

I am excited to tell all of you that I recently found the best medicine for Cancer. - Your Mind. I have found that positive attitude and comments are going to get me through this trial in my life.
Thrive to Survive -

So, having said that, I will not be changing anything. I have had this attitude since the beginning and it will continue to be the way I live.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Our First Broken Bone

Who would have thought that Cody would have been the first to break something. Of course he is a boy but the most I ever thought he would do would be to strain his video playing thumbs. JayDee was always our more adventurous child and I thought she would be the one to get stitches or wear a pink cast. She played just as hard as the little boys in our neighborhood, in fact, she had more male friends than she had female friends. The kids always just considered her one of the boys until she was in Jr High and then they became little lap puppies begging for her attention. Of course that's another story....

Anyway... Cody has a scout camp coming up this month and they are going to go snowboarding. Cody and his dad went out last month and found the perfect snowboard and goggles for the occasion. Friday I took him out to get him his snowboarding boots, he couldn't wait to get on a hill. Cody has never been on a snowboard before and so he wanted to give it some practice runs before the big scout adventure. Saturday morning came and he and his friend decided that it was the perfect day to try out the new snowboard. Do I really need to say more????

Cody went down the hill in our old neighborhood with two successful rides but on the third time down he fell. All I can say is that it's a good thing his dad stayed there to watch his boy because once Cody was down he didn't get up. After a short visit to the Insta-care, it was determined that Cody broke his left wrist with a compression fracture.

I must admit, I am a horrible mother. Here we are at the doctors, Cody is laying on the examination table with an ice pack on his wrist and the nurse is being so gentle and attentive to my injured son when the doctor comes in with the news that it is broken. Being the loving, caring mother that I am, I bust up laughing. See.... I'm a horrible mother!! I hurt for my son and I feel so bad that he got hurt but for some reason it still makes me laugh. I'm sure that if it had been a serious break I would have felt horrible for him but it wasn't bad enough for even a cast. He will have to wear a brace on his arm all day, every day for the next 4 weeks but he will be just fine.

Needless to say, Cody will not get to go with the boys on their scout snowboarding trip.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year !!!

I just wanted to write today and say Happy New Year to all of you and to let you know, this year is going to be much better than last year. I am sure of it. I feel some good things are going to happen this year and I cant wait. Not sure what they are but I am sure it is going to be better than last year.

Julie and I already booked our first camping trip and cant wait for summer when we can get our trailer back out and up into the mountains. Just doing that gave us both much needed energy. The winter just seems to drag us down. We cant wait to get into the warm weather.

We also talked about and kind of planned on doing the "Redwood forest" drive this summer. We want to drive to Northern California and then drive the coast south to Anaheim and then go to Disneyland and then drive home stopping in Las Vegas to visit family then home.

That will be a good trip and we cant wait to get the warm weather here so we can get started. If any of you have any way of getting summer here sooner than it is supposed to, please let me know.