Health Update

Date Posted: 16th Sep 2019 at 11:15 PM

So I got the spinal tap and I'm currently recovering.

Unfortunately they screwed up the first attempt and basically just stabbed my nerves a bunch, so I had to go get a fancier x-ray guided procedure done instead the next day. Other than being told by several people that I'd get a sedative up until I was in the room for the procedure and then being told I wouldn't, procedure went well. I do have a 'spinal headache' as they call it, but this isn't unusual or concerning after a spinal tap. It just means I can't sit up for very long without getting a massive headache. It should be better in a few days.

My fluid pressure was over twice of what's considered high, so thankfully they were able to take care of that. The procedure should help me feel better for a while, but the headaches are probably going to come back for a while unfortunately. I'm on medication to help with the pressure, but it generally takes a few months for it to fully go back to normal.

I'll be back to making cc once I can sit up normally, so hopefully within a week or two ^^
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Delays

Date Posted: 20th Aug 2019 at 10:57 PM

I've been wanting to work on cc for the past month and a half now, but I've made very little progress on account of my current health. I've been getting daily headaches ranging in severity from mild nuisance to please-kill-me-now, and using my laptop generally seems to make them worse.

So far, I've been to the eye doctor because while I'm technically supposed to wear glasses, I haven't in three years, and figured it might be eye strain. Unfortunately, they found swelling behind my eyes and the eye doctor thinks it's a buildup of cerebrospinal fluid, which is fortunately not uncommon or difficult to treat. However, because it does involve my brain, they need to be absolutely sure it's not something worse before officially diagnosing me.

I've been in for an MRI which came back normal for what they think I have, and there wasn't anything else overtly alarming about the results. Now I'm just waiting to be referred to a neurologist which is apparently a process and a half, and I likely won't be able to get an appointment for at least a month. Luckily, my psychiatrist was able to get me a prescription for a very low dose of the medication that is used to treat my condition as a trial, so we'll see how that goes.

In the meantime, I'm supposed to be starting my senior year of college in less than a month, but it's looking like that's not going to happen because this issue will not be resolved before then. Not only can I barely use my laptop for more than an hour at a time, the headaches show up randomly throughout the day and because they aren't caused by inflammation, pain meds do virtually nothing and I just have to wait for them to go away or eventually fall asleep, though they don't seem to always go away when I'm sleeping because I've dreamt of having a headache a few times now. There's not really any feasible way for me to handle going to school when I can't really do anything to manage my pain.

The bright side is that I'll likely be feeling a lot better within a month or two, and won't be at school and will have ample time to work on my cc. Hopefully, at least. For now I've just been playing a lot of Fire Emblem Awakening on my DS when I can stand to have my eyes open, and watching my bf play Three Houses. I'm like this close to learning how to mesh hair just so I can make male Byleth's hair and put it in my game. That probably won't be for a long time though
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Occult Eyes (Planned)

Date Posted: 23rd Jun 2019 at 7:18 PM

I am planning on making default replacements (as well as contact versions) of the alien, vampire, and mermaid eyes. I won't be able to make the mermaid eyes until I get Island Living, but I'll probably start on the alien and vampire eyes today. They might not be up for a bit though because I'll have to decide how much I want to base my designs off of the original ea ones, at least for the alien eyes.
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