Saturday, March 14, 2009
It is a down loadable guide It is one I've seen before. It is really good.
Okay I gotta go... really download the first... it is only 8 pages long and it will give you a place to come from when talking to Doctors or people who want to talk to you.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Men at work: Land down under!
Tesla, Love Song
2 Girls 1 Cup Song
Ha ha ha!
Well today I am takin a slow connection... for the internet. We'll see if it causes me to post small things to the internet. (movies, videos)
I don't have anything for news avm's that is... so I will say good night... 'cause I really need it... a nap that is.
I got a fealing that someone who reads this would like like to do something for the environment... call me crazy.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Hello friends and family!
I have a special request for all of you today! Please take a moment to go to Andrew's Caring Bridge site and sign his guestbook. With a brain AVM that was treated by craniotomy in 2008, the reoccurence has meant that his family is back in Arizona to fight this battle again.
Andrew will be in tomorrow for his second Craniotomy and is one tough kid! As you can see from his picture, he is ready for "round two" with this AVM and ready to completely knock it out!
Andrew really enjoys reading all the comments that are left and seeing where everyone is from. His goal is to reach 100,000 signatures!!! What a goal to make and I hope you will help him with this!
We created this site to keep our friends and family updated about Andrew.
Andrew is doing well given his experience. Mom, Dad, Adam and Juli made the trip to Riley in Indianapolis with him. Riley is an amazing place and Andrew is getting the best care possible.
On Tuesday at school after running the mile in gym, Andy began to feel sick. Dad picked him up from school and they went home to relax. After being home from school on Wednesday, Andy began to get a bad headache in the evening and Mom decided it was time to go to the emergency room. Once they arrived in the emergency room in Evansville a catscan revealed bleeding into the ventricles of his brain. It moved very quickly after that and they let Mom know that they had already contacted a neurosurgeon and were going to LifeFlight Andy to Indy.
Due to the thunderstorms they decided instead to send Andy in an ambulance to Indy. He was disapointed that he was not able to ride in the helicopter! Mom rode with Andy in the ambulance and Adam and Juli were there to meet them when they arrived in Indy. Dad followed soon after in the car.
Once at the ER they moved Andy to Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) where he is now. Since he has been at Riley, they determined that the cause of the bleeding is a congential (at birth) brain problem called an AVM (Arteriovenous Malformation). Basically, the bloodvessels are in a tangle in a certain area of the brain and the built up pressure finally caused them to bleed. Google "AVM brain" to find out more information.
The doctors here are experienced with this rare condition and we are all working on an action plan to get Andy better.
On Thursday evening he had the first surgery to place a drain in the top of his head to relieve the pressure. When he woke up the next morning he was the brightest we had seen so far and he asked for a chesseburger and fries! He had a few fries and a couple sips of a milkshake. He stays in his bed as he is connected to lots of helpful machines but we have been getting movies from the Riley library to watch while he is awake for short periods of time. Right now we anticipate him being here at least a few weeks.
While Andrew is not able to receive phone calls in the ICU, we will be able to relay the messages that you leave for him here. While he is very sleepy, he gets up a few minutes at a time and responds to questions well.
If you would like to send mail to Andy, his address is:
702 Barnhill Drive
You may wish to go visit that young man... Every thing is a pulse when your going through what he's going through.
I'm still torn when it comes to work. Half of me wants to quit... half of me wants to stay... so for now... I stay... but for how long... I don't know.
I am trying some stuff that is online to make money... but so far it is a bust.
Sure I make a couple of dollars with amazon... and with my affiliate programs... but it is only a couple of dollars. Yahoo is about the best... but even then it is only a couple of dollars.
I tell ya what... help me and I'll make your web site my number one on my list to promote.
okay some youtube for you...
R.E.M Losing My Religion (live)
here have some REM
Alright... time for me to go to my other blog site... I'll see you.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
It is a good thing!
I won't bother telling you about yesterdays work ... it was not good.
Today I feel great... don't ask me why.... I still don't have a camera... so I blame you for me not having pics to post... ha ha ha!
So I'll just have to steel someone I don't knows and claim them to be mine... here we go...
The first one is me (not) going for a smoke...
The second is me (not) when I had my 3rd birthday. Mom was to good about sharing he smokes.
okay enough of this silly stuff...
I have something to share with you...
UB40- Kingston Town
Enuff of that stuff... I like UB40... There I admit it....
Good by... for now...
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Joe Cocker - Unchain my Heart 
I wish they didn't have the lock on some of the titles... but I suppose that thay have to...
I am at work now... it is truly slow... and this keyboard sucks... a lot.
I suppose I can use spell checker... but what fun would that be...
The Cars - Hello Again
okay enough for now... there is actually an avm post... but this damn comp. won't go get it...
anyways go buy some stuff... make me happy... please.
The first one is for the cartoon...
Monday, March 09, 2009
AVM’s are usually present at birth.
Firm mass - when pressed feels soft and gel-like, can feel pulse or heartbeat, can cause pain.
Lips, head and neck are common areas affected.
Can also occur in the brain, brain stem or spinal cord.
Angiography used to detect AVM.
Treatment by skilled physician only – combination of embolization and surgical excision usually recommended.
Occur 5 times more often in females.
Involution can last 3 – 10 years.
Some can be life threatening – interfere with eating, breathing, seeing, hearing, speaking, cause strain on heart.
When a child cries or is lying down the lesion expands and the vessels fill and the color becomes more intense. Just like what happened to me now. But i was rest assured that God will completely heal me, but if time comes for my last breathe, then I willingly give my all to my Father. As such these things, these sufferings, and especially the strugges and battles against life of Francis M., influences and inspired me to go on with my life. This is not a burden, disasters, catastrophe's in someone's life but rather God used me to become an influence in others life. I am taking this burden a curse whenever I'm alone but when facing other people, I don't let them feel the desperation of having this burden, but stand as a sword and an armor even lots of enemies battle on you. God provided everything in me, anything that I was asked for. Im glad coz He still hears my cry: though I have searched that I must take my sicknesses into burden untill death. Or shall I say burden for lifetime. Will you take this opportunity to be operated for consecutive times, or you shall say its better to die rather than facing this burdens? My only comfort is in the bible and I know that GOD WILL HEAL ME SOON. I never lose hope...
I wana rock!!!
Twisted Sister I Wana Rock
I feel good today... go figure.
I got nothing to report from my AVM so I'll just leave you with "I Wana Rock"
Sunday, March 08, 2009
I have been a little weird lately. I don't know how to explain it. I am always tired. I will probably take a nap. but g%d Dam$ it I should want to stay up...
I look back on my life and wonder in that was really me?
I seemed to have is all figured out... I seemed to have friends. Where did they go...
ah well... things have managed to get all fu#ked up...
I am depressed... I admit it.
but g^d da@m it... I did not pick to have this. (avm)
and I did not ask to wake up... but I did both... fuc%ing show off. (HA HA HA)
I know what is bothering me... I did my taxes... poorly. God I need a person to go over them. and I cannot find anyone.
There now I said it... do you think it will help... hell no.
here have something to watch...
POISON - Nothin' but a good time
Poison - Talk Dirty To Me
They aren't bad... funny how things change, but still remain the same.
here but some stuff...
That ougt ta do it...
I am going to bed now... don't ask me why.