For those that follow my blog, you might recall me mentioning back problems, causing paralytic issues with my right leg, and then later problems with my drawing arm. While I’ve had a bit of a reprieve, it seems neither have actually gone away. Although I had an operation in my lower back repairing the severe sciatic condition; for a while now, I have been having recurring symptoms similar to what I had prior to my surgery. Likewise, the pain to my arm has mostly been held off by medication; but the pinched nerve causing it, has actually been getting worse.
Unfortunately, I’ve been told that another operation on my back would be considered extremely dangerous.
The wear on my body hasn't gone unnoticeable either. I've lost over twenty pounds in just the last few months alone. I haven't been this weight since high school! I wish I could say it was due to proper diet, sleep, and hard-core work-outs; but if anything it's been the opposite.
Thankfully, none of the pain has been anywhere near as debilitating as it was before. I’m doing everything I can: continuing to take medication to stave off its effects, doing traction therapy to help the spine and neck stay aligned, light exercise to keep all the muscles surrounding those bones nice and strong, and of course, I’m seeing doctors regularly to keep an eye on things.
I’ll be having another major scan in the upcoming months, and will keep you all updated as things progress. In the meantime, I'll be continuing to draw as long as I can hold a pencil. :)