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Hey kids!

Man it sure has been a while since I typed up one of these.
Guess I'm just really lazy about this sorta thing.
But I decided let any interested parties know what's been up with me recently.

Basically, I'm just "gonna be like Wolverine".....sorta.

I've long been afflicted with a really bad case of kyphosis and scoliosis,
but it was never really a big problem with functioning in any day-to-day activities.....
until about 2 years ago when I noticed that I had to start using a walking cane every now & then.
My Dr. informed me that all the pain I was feeling (and just walking off) was attributed to this condition,
and that I would die within 4 - 6 years from my internal organs being crushed.
Was initially a little bummed out about that news,
but thanx to my laid-back happy outlook on didn't REALLY bother me.
However, it did seem to bother those around me a heckuvalot more.
"I never knew I meant so much to my community!"
(only Army brats will probably get that)

Although being informed of my more-or-less imminent demise didn't hit me hard,
at the same time, I thought that I'd like to put off my hot date with lady death for a while.
To which my Dr. advised a spinal fusion operation.
And after a 2nd and 3rd opinion (all with the same conclusions) I just decided
"ah what the heck, I guess now I can park in the handicapped spots".
I actually didn't have to wait the this....I was already handicapped and didn't even know it.
Apparently, my existing condition was bad enough to warrant legal handicapped status anyway.
Go figure.

Unfortunately, my bone problems didn't end there.
Upon further examinations, x-rays, MRI's and CT scans.....
it was discovered that I also suffered from hip bone deterioration.
It seems that I only had about 5mm of hip bone thickness instead of the average 17 - 20 mm.
Without a solid base, the spinal fusion would fail,
so now, I had to get my hips replaced before I could get a new spine.
That process started 2 weeks ago.

It seems that it was highly inadvisable to have both hips done at the same time,
so I went in and had my right hip done on 1/23.
Spent a few days in the hospital and came home.
Spent a few more days hobbling around the house with my walker.
Then my staples started leaking some sort of bodily fluid, infection set in,
and I went back to the hospital for additional surgery.
Which will hopefully be the end of all this before I have to go back in a few months to get my left hip done.
(I do have photos of my staples and new stitches....but I'll spare your eyes,
from having to see my fat hairy arse that is also seen in those pics)
Left the hospital yesterday and I'm back hobbling around the house with my walker again.

Although I really don't feel like it,
my physical therapist says I'm doing good and making progress.
Man I can barely siddown at my desk right now,
so it's kinda tough for me to even type this up.
These things just take time I suppose.

My 2nd hip surgery hasn't been scheduled yet,
and I don't know if I'll even get to have the spinal fusion done this year. 
But hey, we'll see what happens.

And now for the 2nd reason for the Journal other than a little social update.
Although I have insurance, I have a pretty high out-of-pocket deductible....about $7000.00+.
So I could really use some help in paying that out.
I was thinking about opening up $10.00 commission for quick B/W art plea.
Dunno how long it would take me to do 700 pics of "whatever", but I think I can try.
Do y'all think this would be a good idea, and that this would be a fair price?

Anyway, that's what's up with me recently....gonna be like Wolverine....sorta.


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Runshin Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
150816 - Thank You-2 by Runshin  
Dreamgate-Gad Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Professional General Artist
Hi, thanks a lot for watching my art! :D
Redjet00 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the watch!!
LexisSketches Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017
:) Hello there! 
:la: Just stopping by to say hello! :snowflake: :hug:
Hope you have a wonderful day, and may this year be a good one for you!
PS: I found you via the random deviant button!
Zepeda Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy Halloween Syd!
StriderSyd Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016
You too.
QUEENPEN Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great job on the Splat skylander pic.
Zepeda Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist would like your support syd
Zepeda Featured By Owner Edited Jan 4, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
The last time I saw you I said I would do a piece of Kamen you goKamen Rider by Zepeda
Zepeda Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
some one may have you character  now 

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