One year ago today, I posted a simple colored pencil drawing I’d done. At the time, I had no idea where it would lead.
As “Artistcoveries” grew and led to new friendships, I looked forward to celebrating my first “blogaversery” marking a year of sharing my art journey.
Due to my recent illness, I haven’t been able to continue my art work for quite some time, and so I’m not having much of a celebration today. I did want to provide a quick update on what’s happening.
I was re-admitted to the hospital in mid-February and underwent surgery a few days later. I am home again now, and in fact, had my follow-up appointment with the surgeon and physician yesterday morning. Part of this long, frustrating process involves repeated misdiagnoses of what was happening, but at last, I feel that the problems have been addressed, and I will hopefully regain my strength and energy.
I won’t bore anyone with medical details, but one of the huge problems was that I was unable to eat for several weeks. My body went into “starvation mode” and became severely malnourished. That problem has been resolved. I’m gaining back some of the weight I lost, and I’m getting my appetite back now.
Today, I’m gong to be “celebrating” my blogaversary by staying in bed, watching old movies on the Turner Classic Movie channel, and probably enjoying a few of my favorite foods.
I do want to thank everyone for the friendship and encouragement I’ve received since I began “Artistcoveries” in 2016, and I hope to reach a point where I can resume my art studies this spring.
Doctor’s orders are to rest as much as possible and give my body time to heal completely. I have to remember, I’m not as young as I once was. My body is going to require a longer period to recuperate.
Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated. As I’m able to get up more and spend more time at the computer, I will be responding to your comments.
Thank you to everyone who has helped make Artiscoveries the beautiful journey it has been for me.