Okay, so last journal I'll be submitting this year! First off, happy Holidays to all celebrating and may the season treat you well! Hope the year ends wonderfully for everyone. Happy New Years everyone~ uvu/
This year has been trying, not going to lie. My job of nearly 4 years went out of business, my new job isn't at all flexible with my medical conditions and is giving me crap hours- so I'm a little stressed out right now aaha. Also, my medical conditions have FINALLY been properly diagnosed after a little over 10 years of suffering. Not the prognosis I was hoping for, but at least now I know why my health is such a fail.
I have a total of three diseases/ ailments- the biggest one being severe Gastroparesis. The other being IBS and Tendinitis in my shoulder caused by the kyphosis in my neck. All the medical terms lmao. I just got diagnosed this week after a total of 5 medical examinations/ minor surgeries.
For all those curious, gastroparesis is a disease that affects the digestive track. I can't digest food like a normal person, which causes persistent and chronic nausea, vomiting, and other intestinal issues. I've been given a new diet and eating regiment and will see a dietitian to work out what I can eat this January. Sadly, there's not a lot of medications on the market for treatment of this disease yet- it's a very rare condition and only 200,000 people in the US have it.
That coupled with IBS- irritable bowel syndrome- lead to a caustic mixture.
Which leads me into my next thing- For all those waiting on commissions and drawings I'm sorry for the wait! My condition is steadily worsening, and until I can get some experimental drugs and change my diet (which is a slow process apparently, it takes a month or so to really get back to solid foods) I'll be very slow on the creative front. Right now I've been so ill I've barely been eating, drinking, or moving from my spot on the couch or my bed. I might have to quit my job until I get better to be honest, as they're close to letting me go. |'D
SO YEAH. sTRESS.
I'll try to open back up commissions and finish some projects I've been working on soon. Until then, thanks so much for all your patience and continued support. Thanks and take care!