An Aside | Inactivity

I haven’t been incredibly active recently. On Twitter, I’ve mentioned health problems. Well, last October I had surgery on my spine. Around December it started hurting again. It’s deteriorated to the point where I called my doctor last week in tears because I hurt so bad I couldn’t walk. I went back to the doctor, got some x-rays done. Went back again and got an MRI done, and went back again and learned that I’ve severely herniated three discs, which are squashing two (2) nerve roots this time, which is causing me unbelievable agony. I’m almost to the point where I need a cane to walk again.

Add to that the fact that I just started a new job.

And I need to have a three level disc fusion ASAP.

Stress. That’s really how I can sum this up. Absolute, supreme stress. I’ll probably lose the job I just got because of this and I hurt so bad it’s really all I can focus on right now. I’m waiting for the doctor to schedule my surgery, but he’s been really fun to get in touch with these past few days (sarcasm font). So I’m waiting.

In the meantime, I’ve been doing what I do every time my health implodes. I’m taking tons and tons of pictures. Why? Because it reminds me that even though I’m in an intense amount of pain and basically nonfunctioning, the world is still a beautiful place.

I hope to have things under control enough to be able to blog again soon. Until then, I’ll probably only be able to think straight enough to write a critical review at the times when my pain isn’t shooting through the roof. Those times are incredibly rare these days. Just hang in there with me.

Here’s some of my recent work that’s been getting me through this.

5 Responses

  • I can’t properly express how sorry I am that all this shit keeps piling up on you. I’m rooting for you, and hoping that things start turning around for you in a happy long-term sense really soon.

    In the meantime, if there’s anything I can do that might help, just say the word.

  • Oh, my goodness, I’m so sorry. You are creating something beautiful out of it, so you got that awesomeness going.

    I’m most expressly not praying for you, but I am thinking about ya!

  • I’m so sorry this is going on. It seems like you just can’t catch a break! I hope the surgery helps.

    Your most recent photos are beautiful!

  • Your art is beautiful, Sarah.
    (And if I pray for you, I just won’t tell you, okay?)

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