Multiple sclerosis is more prevalent in Scotland than anywhere else in the world and take it from me, when you are diagnosed you’re told that there are very little options. It’s incurable and degenerative.
I’m trying to raise money so that young men and women who sit in that doctors office, like…
I must have missed you starting this for being out of town. C’mon peoples!!! Time to DONATE!! Sailor Bacon wants to you make it so!!
I’ve debated sharing this bit of news. While I’m normally pretty lousy at prompt correspondences, there’s a handful of important ones that I’m really behind on for reasons. Fortunately, the situation is working out for the better. I figured it was time to share a bit with the world as I’ve got to start writing those folks back so the info will likely get out anyhow.
My mom has been in the hospital for the past six weeks and underwent open heart surgery for an aortal aneurysm. She had become increasingly frail and underweight over the past few months (or longer) probably due to the size of the aneurysm pushing on other bits and pieces and leaving less room for things like lungs and stomach. At 81, it was a near thing and we were blessed to have a really good cardiac facility available to us, which boasted like THE GUY for this kind of surgery on especially frail patients. Even post surgery, things were pretty touchy for a while and the situation could change several times a day.
While she still has many weeks of rehabilitation and convalescence ahead, there are good signs that she may go home this week or next. Her living arrangement had a lot of facilities for rehab and care that she’s not had to take advantage of until now, but they are co-ordinating with the hospital for her needs upon her return. I am also blessed that I live so relatively close as do most of my siblings and together we have been able to keep family informed, visitors to a manageable level and advocate for mom when she wasn’t able to for herself
Tonight I spoke with her and she had more energy than she’s had in a very long time. Her appetite is returning and her progress should be slow and steady to back to levels probably better than before her surgery. I feel like I can take a deep breath again.
Of course my close friends and Blind Ferret family knew and have been wonderfully supportive. I just couldn’t handle a lot of social media contacts and well meaning readers asking me how mom was doing when I didn’t know myself some days. Now I can say, she may not be 100% but she’s on her way! :)
For those of you who I owe significant emails, I hope to get those sorted out in the next few days and I thank you for your continued patience. I’m fine. My family is fine and mom will be fine. Take care.
I’ve spent the evening sorting through the last few years of pin up art and compiled a chapbook that I hope to have for sale at Hal-Con and Webcomics Rampage, and any future cons I’m fortunate enough to guest at. My problem? What to call the thing. Is it too sexist to call it just…y’know…’Boobies’? Or maybe “Oh nice ladeez!”.
I’m bad at this.
FYI, I am including some of the kilted superheroes for some balance. It’s currently 32 pages in colour. Not sure of a price yet (I have to look at the printing still)
I’d like to do one for mash ups as well but I’ve got even more of those to dig through and choose from! :)
Thank you everyone who ordered a special Hallowe’en avatar order! #OctobLar is now closed for the season but there are some regular avatar commission spots open if you are still looking for a commission. There has been some folks asking if I’ll do a ‘DecembLar’ for Christmas/winter avatars and I’m certainly open to the idea. What do you think? Zap me a message on Twitter or Facebook with your thoughts :)