I had the rod put in from my hip to my knee. It has sucked and I'm still on a walker. It appears I had two fractures as a result from the radiation weakening my femur; one was right at the hip and it is a good thing it was caught. This time I had… Continue reading Bionic Leg
I've been told I need yet another surgery. This time, a rod is to be put through from my ball socket of the femur down through to almost the knee. It appears my leg is about to break in pieces and the radiation I withstood to soften the cancer has taken its toll. I'm of… Continue reading Only One Leg To Stand On
Studying anatomy was never something that I took seriously or practiced much in art school. In fact, I kind of sucked at it. So as a result I've gone with a very mannerist approach with distorting anatomy of my figures here and there. It is all very strange, considering my new fascination the last four… Continue reading Art in Medical Arts: Show It, Don’t Tell It
I finished the paintings and the stories! I could still spend another few weeks "correcting" and tweaking them, but I guess that won't be happening. I have never, ever, worked this close up to a show. I don't like the feeling at all! Good thing I use Gamvar varnish that dries quickly. Big thanks to… Continue reading Down To the Wire!
So as some of you may know, I've gotten sick again, and only now finally after almost 2 months is it being taken care of in full. I'm having 3 surgeries done at once (possibly 4 in the worst case scenario, and it's a really bad one so I don't even wanna think about it),… Continue reading Cancer Is Just Slightly Annoying
A few books I'm reading, and some paintings I'm painting. The irony is not lost on me that I went in for a consultation about an elective surgery, and now, it's turned into a very needed oncology surgery -- all while prepping for this show. It's been a sucky week thus far, and yet I'm… Continue reading Science and Surrealism
My surgeon never calls me unless it is something...important. Bad important. He called me on Monday and said he couldn't explain over the phone, but I had to come in right away to get more x-rays and so he could show me in person what he was talking about. After my MRI that went wrong… Continue reading Me in 2013, My Dad in 1983
I have a few friends who have had their own cancer battles recently. They are keeping track of odd anniversaries they way I did, except now, I'm trying to forget those anniversaries. Obviously the day I was told I had a tumor in my leg is hard to forget, because it was on my birthday.… Continue reading Have I Mentioned Cancer Sucks, Lately?
One thing that has irritated me for the past few years is when I get advice or remarks from people about how "mind over matter" or holistic approaches may have/may aid in all the cancer bullshit I've had.I'm currently waiting for my DNA results (no, unlike the movies you have to wait 6 weeks) to… Continue reading Attitude and Cancer? I’ll Take Science
One of the big things I was worried about after my whole knee/thigh surgery was that I would never be able to wear high heels again. Really worried! No, like, I seriously cried about it and was going to throw a serious fit if told I may as well sell or give away my shoe… Continue reading Dusting Off the High Heels