Life update

I can’t remember if I have talked about this at all, but over the last year and a half I have been experiencing some pretty grim health problems. If I may, I would like to take a few moments to talk about my problematic vagina.

I know, I know, it’s not something we are supposed to talk about in public, vaginas and periods and hormones, but my vagina has put me through hell so I’m going to put it on blast for a moment.  Tomorrow I will be going for a small procedure which will hopefully remove some growth (from the endometrial lining if you are interested in specifics) that should hopefully stop the bleeding which I have been experiencing everyday, for over a year.

Now lots of people, health care professionals and otherwise have given me remorseful looks when I say that.  ii am on iron tablets and am still quite aneamic, and I am also just fed up.  So while I have the normal pre-hospital jitters, I am also really looking forward to the end of this irritating joyride my womb has decided to take me on.

I will still be posting over the next week, in fact drawing might be one of the few things I can continue to do for a couple of days.  In fact all of this has made me stop and consider a few things. Instead of being annoyed that this has slowed me down and forced me to take some recovery time, I am trying to see the silver lining that it gives me some time for rest and to do things which I haven’t had time to do.  Like slightly more complicated drawings… and playing Calico until the gentle soundtrack and pallete are burned into my subconsciousness.

You may notice that I have been posting more works in progress.  This is partly because my energy levels mean that I don’t always have the reserves needed to finish a drawing a day, but it is also because I am trying to do more complicated drawings.  I have been attempting to do things that are more challenging then I have done in the past. I want to enjoy what I post, not just churn out quick doodles because I feel obligated to post.

I hope this means that you will continue to enjoy my doodles even if there is a change to how I will be posting moving forward.

If you like what you see and want to support me, why not buy me a coffee?

21 thoughts on “Life update

  1. rangerdon says:

    Onward – we’re all pulling for you. And thanks for all those wonderful, creative, inspiring works. As to the medical procedure – medicine can truly work miracles today – having recently gone through quite a session, I send you all encouragement I can. I was in hospital and care center for 8 dicey weeks. And am fit as a fiddle now.

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    • PMu says:

      Thanks so much for your support, and glad to hear you are doing well. I’m back home now and just on a weeks bed rest. Sore but happy everything went well.


  2. Lani Longshore says:

    I’ll be doing the happy dance that your procedure goes well. I’ve known a few women who have had symptoms similar to what you describe. It’s the NOT talking about them that makes us feel we’re the only ones who have an issue. We aren’t! More sharing is what’s wanted here.

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    • PMu says:

      Your too right! The more I share the less alone I feel. And thank you for the dance, it must have worked as I am back home snuggled in bed for the next few days.


  3. writingbolt says:

    Why any doctors think supplements are the solution to these problems baffles me. If a ship is leaking, you might slap all sorts of objects against the leaky spots to keep the water out. But, it requires proper repair to make the boat shipshape. You have to dock and repair it and make sure it’s fit to sail, again. You cannot jab cotton into the holes and call it done or pray you just make it another day at sea. Long rant short, :P, supplements might seem the solution because iron helps with blood flow control, but iron alone isn’t the solution, surely. This is either a genetic or infectious failing. [I had to stop myself from going on at length with numerous colorful words.]

    Do not add stress to your mind and body by worrying about this daily pursuit of drawings online. [I wonder what Pablo Picasso would say about this situation, considering his output and routine.] Yes, staying creative will help you cope with the distress. But, if you must take time to regroup and recover, don’t fret if you miss a day or two. Don’t amass reasons to fret.

    You had me til you asked for coffee. Frankly, my dear, that was in poor taste. I’m not sure what else to say (about that or anything you are feeling).

    Most importantly, stay safe and let internal wisdom guide you to recovery and better health. Be mindful of the care you accept and receive. Trust your instincts. And, maybe, pray this ends soon. Survive the ride and come out better off on the other side.


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