Hey everyone, I hope all is well with all of you. I didn't have the best of days today (haven't health-wise for the past handful) and finally decided to go to the doctor after agonizing pressure symptoms in my upper chest and neck. My lungs, heartbeat, and blood pressure are all very good, but the doctor thinks I may have a problem with my thyroid. I have to go to the hospital for various blood and echo tests on the 28th-- that was the soonest they could get me in, otherwise I'd have to skip out on the Zelda symphony (NOT happening). It's scary when I don't know what's going on or how serious it is and have to play the waiting game, all while having this sensation that I'm drowning or I can't breathe despite having no breathing issues whatsoever. It's going to be a very very long week+ waiting.. If you guys could keep me in your thoughts/prayers/send good vibes, that'd be wonderful. I really hope it's nothing/something very treatable, but in the meantime I don't know, and that's scary. I have to keep as relaxed and calm as possible because stress makes it worse (in fact it may be stress-induced), and the pressure sensation is very much borderline pre-panic attack, it's no fun at all. So I'm not allowed to work out anymore until we figure out what's wrong, I have to rest and take it as easy as possible. The key is to keep me calm and subdued, so if my responses over the next week seem a bit dull, or I don't reply to something (I'm forgetting very easily these days), or there's a sudden drop-off in art, I hope you all understand. This is immensely difficult for me, and it's made even worse that complications have left me without health insurance, so I'm paying for all of this medical stuff out of my pocket. All the money I've been earning and saving from commissions? Gone, just like that! I hope we can make it, but I'm sure we'll manage somehow.
In the meantime, commissions are still open. I got a new game assignment today, so no colored commissions will be popping up in the next few days, BUT this is an excellent time for me to sift through new commissions and get linework down, so if you're interested in commissioning me, now's an excellent time for me to manage things. I may be medically unsound but that's not stopping me from working-- afterall, I need to, especially now. .__.
Still so much to do, but I'll keep you guys updated as I know and learn more. In the meantime, I promise I'll try and take it a bit easier.