Thought I’d make a little progress gif of my painting of Perrie. These are six different stages of the painting. I hope you like it.
(Source: imbeelingwithit, via see-you-tomorrow-okay)
I strained a groin muscle and now I literally can’t even raise my foot without being in pain. I was so comfortable walking and now this Temporarily back to the drawing board. Rest and anti-inflammatory things, right?
work in progress
Got a lovely little surprise in the mail today. A while ago someone saw my art of Sam Heughan as Jamie in Outlander. She e-mailed me asking if she could auction it off for charity and I agreed. Today I received this print of it (it looks very nice, sort of metallic), signed by Diana Gabaldon, the author of the Outlander books! So that’s cool! I’m a huge fan of the books!
Whenever I’m sad (ie. now) I’m going to write something down about what’s going on that makes me smile.
The weather is really nice today; the sun is shining. I also slept like a baby last night.
smallsleepyrascalcat said: Please excuse my ignorance, I seem to be following you not long enough. Why are you in a wheelchair?
I was born 12 weeks early, had a brain hemorrhage and as a result of that I have CP, which for me mostly means I can’t control my muscles as well as I’d like. (Mostly on my left side) The issue is with the signal that my brain givews to my muscles (like with ALS, it just doesn’t translate. Except, mine isn’t progressive like ALS is).
As a result, I have a lot of trouble walking and using the general left side of my body, though there’s also an effect on my right side.
Oh, I feel that, since you guys have been so encouraging and involved from the start of this, I should tell you that I finished my physical rehabilitation cycle a couple of weeks ago.
I’m back to walking inside my house, with some assistance of a quad cane. Still taking my wheelchair to work for now because it’s hard to get into the building without it. Thinking of buying another quad cane to keep at the office so I can use it once I get in, but they’re pricey.
I’m still doing physical therapy and fitness once a week, but around the corner from me instead of, you know, further away in the rehab-place.
I’m definitely more aware of my limits, which makes it easier to push them, but it has also made me more aware of the fact that everything costs me a lot of energy and that I sometimes would rather choose my chair over walking so I won’t be so exhausted that I can’t do my fun things anymore.
Anyway, thank you guys for being here for me. It means a lot.