Since the beginning of the year my presence here on DA hasnt been as great as it once was. With starting a new in the new year as well as medical issues (shingles and carpal tunnel) Ive been having a lot of trouble drawing. Either I dont have the time or when I do, I am unable to draw as both my wrists have carpal tunnel (started in February) and it has only gotten worse. I travel for business trips at least once a month for two weeks and I would usually work for 10+ hours a day at a job that requires a lot of wrist and hand movement so Ive been forced to resort to oral steroids and pain killers as well as injections of steroids into my wrists. I was hoping to have surgery on one of my wrists (my right hand) in the fall but things have been moved up and the function of my hands had deteriorated quickly the past week. I am unable to grip things properly and keep dropping stuff which means it is impossible for me to draw properly or work which means I will be having surgery sometime this month and on both hands at once since both are pretty much fucked up.
I have just one more 6 day trip to do (as no one else could cover it) and then I see a neurologist on the 13th to make sure that to much damage hasnt been done. From there my surgery will be booked (the surgeon wants to see me as an emergency since this is seriously threat to my job) and then it will be 6 weeks of healing until I can go back to work. Since both hands are being done, I wont be able to do anything for at least the first two weeks so for those I am roleplaying with on DA or chatting with, I may go quiet for a bit until I heal enough to be able to type again.
Please be patient with me while I work through this and hopefully in the early fall I will be able to roleplay, draw and cosplay again as I have 3 major cosplay projects (Immortan Joe, Skyfire and Imperial Starscream) that I am dying to start but cant until this surgery is done. I will try to pop on DA when I can to check on things and update those I am in contact with on how things are going.