Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Speaking to Hospital Administrators at Saddleback

Hello All,
We were invited to speak to 150 hospital administrators at Saddleback Memorial. We were thrilled to be able to tell our story. It was a very moving experience for us. At the end of our speech, we received a standing ovation. It was a treat to thank all of those wonderful people and to sign our books for them. If we were able to encourage these health care professionals to realize how important their work is, then we were a success!
Jan and Brian

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Hello All,
We sold 140 books to Saddleback Memorial Hospital. We have had amazing support from administration at Saddleback Memorial. They believe in our desire to get the word out there on Stroke Awareness and the wonderful care we received at their hospital. Having a stroke is a horrifying experience and getting the proper medical care is everything.
Thanks Saddleback Memorial!!
Jan and Brian

Monday, September 27, 2010

Magazine Articles

Hello All,
This is amazing but we are going to be in You&Me American Medical Magazine and National Stroke Association Magazine for the next two issues. I have submitted articles and they have been accepted. Thanks again all for all e-mails from those of you that have read our book. We are thrilled with the response that we are getting and hope that we can really help people that have suffered from a stroke and their caregivers!
We have submitted our book to Barnes and Noble and should hear back shortly.
Jan and Brian

Friday, September 17, 2010

World Stroke Day

Hello All,
We are now on the blog for World Stroke Campaign which is based in Geneva.
Stroke Awareness day is October 29th. Stroke is a world wide problem and it
means so much to us to bring hope to the stroke community. Check it out!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Saddleback Memorial Gift Store

Hello All,
The radio show was a blast. We received a lot of positive feedback from all of you that listened in. Thanks for that! We got a call on Friday that our book will now be in the giftshop at Saddleback Memorial where Brian went after his stroke. We hope that it will help the families that find themselves in our situation.
Jan and Brian

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Radio Day!

Don't forget to listen to AM 740 at 4:00. Should be an interesting interview. Rich Buhler has been a radio broadcaster for a long time. My speaking engagement at Coastline was amazing. They were a wonderful audience. We were also in the San Diego Union Tribune. We are thrilled by the response to our story. We know that we are helping others by the e-mails we have received.
Jan and Brian

Friday, July 23, 2010

On the Radio!

On Wednesday the 28th of July we are going to be on the radio! We be on the Rich Buhler Show "Talk from the Heart." The station is KBRT-AM 740 at 4:00 pm. It is a live broadcast and should be pretty interesting. Just another way to get stroke awareness out there to the public. it was Brian's 50th birthday yesterday. We have so much to celebrate. We had a wonderful with dinner Brian's sons.
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Speaking at Coastline College!

Next Tuesday I will be speaking at Coastline College. We are thrilled that the professor wants to use our book as the text for the class. She will be making a study guide to go along with the book. 37 students will be attending. Our book will also be in the book club at the school. It is wonderful to be given this opportunity!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Article in the Register

The article in the register came out this weekend. We are so fortunate to be able to reach out to others. We have been contacted by caregivers of stroke survivors. We can relate of course to what they are going through. It isn't an easy path! We had our first book signing last week. It was very moving and emotional. The response was just wonderful. We hope to have more book signings in the future. We hope that we can truly help people. We will be keeping this blog updated since this article and others have come out.
Jan and Brian

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Holding the book in our Hands!!

Hello All,
We now have the book in our hands. It has met all of our expectations. I think that everyone will be very pleased. I am excited to see what all of you think when you read the book. We have placed 25 orders so far. Thanks for all of your support and please give us feedback when you read the book.
Jan and Brian

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Book is Ready!

Hello All:
The book is finally ready and will be delivered to our publisher on the 24th. That means you can order it from our website. As soon as the books arrive we will send you your signed copy. We are so thrilled that this day has come. We already have at least 4 speaking engagements coming up in the near future. Thanks again for all of your support. We hope that you will enjoy the book!
Jan and Brian

Friday, June 4, 2010

We are now on Amazon Kindle E-Book

Hello All,
We are now on Amazon Kindle E-book. So cool! We will be receiving the proof on Monday. Then if all is okay, we tell the printers to print. The book will be ready to order, and I will send an e-mail letting you all know. We also have spoken to the Orange County Register, and they might write a story about the book. Wouldn't that be great! Brian will be speaking at an event for the Orange County Stroke Association in the fall. Thanks for all your enthusiasm about the book! I will write on the blog after we receive the proof!

Friday, May 28, 2010

The Stroke Awareness Picnic

Wow, there are two pictures of Brian speaking at the Stroke Awareness Picnic.
He was amazing! Go to their website at http://www.ocsrn.com/ and pull up picnic pictures.
I was just sent this photo from ocsrn.
Brian was a pro!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Off to the Printer!

Hello All,
The layout and the editing is finally done. The book is now with the printer!
In about three days we will receive the proof. We look it over and send it back and then the book is printed. The books will be shipped two weeks after that. A week before the shipping date will be a good time to order a book. Looking over the files for the book, I relived so many of those difficult first days after Brian's stroke. I still can't believe the miracle we have experienced. I hope the book will touch you as much as it has touched us, and we wrote it!
Jan and Brian

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Our Website

We now have a website navigatingthroughthefog.com. There is a paypal link but the book is not ready for shipping yet. Our editor is doing some last minute changes and then the book is headed off to the printer. We already have a few speaking engagements. I will post on this blog when the book will be ready for shipping.
Hope you like the website!

Monday, May 24, 2010

We Have Our Cover!

The book is moving along beautifully. We now have our cover and the layout will be finished by Wednesday. We have been working very carefully with our layout artist. There is so much to know. I have learned so much on how to publish a book. The writing is starting to look like the easy part. Many of you have been asking where you can buy the book. I will be working on creating a website this week and will be speaking with Amazon as well. So there will be two options. I am receiving bids from printers today. Thank you all for your support.
Brian and I are very excited!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Editing the book

Hello All,
The book has been edited. It is now in the layout stage! The manuscript is currently with Dr. Lynn one of Brian's doctors. He is going to write on the back of the book. We went to a Stroke Awareness Picnic and Brian spoke to the crowd. He was amazing; everyone cried! The layout and cover should be done in one week. We will put the cover on the blog. We are hoping to have the books in hand on June 15th.
It is very exciting!
Jan and Brian

Friday, May 14, 2010

Navigating Through the Fog

Welcome to our blog! Brian and I have written a book call Navigating Through the Fog: The Story of a Stroke Survivor and the Woman who Loves Him
On August 5, 2009 Brian had a severe hemorrhagic stroke to the basal ganglia part of his brain. As many of you know, the first night and the days that followed were harrowing. Brian went through months of therapy. Seven months after the stroke, Brian returned to work. This is a story of survival and perseverance. It is also a love story! Our goal is to help the caregivers and stroke survivors. We hope that they can learn from our story. The book will be available on Amazon mid-June. The blog will keep you up to date with the progress. Today it is with an editor.