This is my excuse note here, for why I haven't been posting to this blog for quite a long time. It involves a very personal journey of pain and healing and physical transformation, but not much art or creativity. So if you aren't interested in reading about any of that personal stuff, come back tomorrow for an art post.
I've gone and gotten myself a hip upgrade, nothing but the best titanium thankyouverymuch. A plate, a rod and four screws to hold the top part of my femur together. I was going to post my x-ray picture here, but I'm chickening out, sorry. It is cool though, maybe it will end up in my art somehow.
The good news is now I can walk again without mind-crushing pain (which had been going on since June). The bad news is that it was major surgery and I have quite literally been off in la-la-land recovering for the past 6 weeks. Let's just say being able to write a coherent blog post was way beyond the scope of what I could do. So I didn't.
I'm so thankful that I had competent doctors that listened and figured out what to do and that it turned out to be just a mysterious growth in my bone and not at all cancerous.
I had something similar in the very same place when I was 17.
Is it related? Probably.
Do they know if it will happen again? Nope.
Am I glad I can stand up long enough to do the dishes without crying? Yep.
Thanks for being patient, I hope some of you have stuck around, I promise an art-related post tomorrow!
Because, yes I have been sewing during this time of blog silence.