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Firefalls by Caliosidhe Firefalls :iconcaliosidhe:Caliosidhe 78 33 Inktober Furious by Caliosidhe Inktober Furious :iconcaliosidhe:Caliosidhe 56 12 Inktober Blind by Caliosidhe Inktober Blind :iconcaliosidhe:Caliosidhe 53 5 Vlad the Hyena (Commission) by Caliosidhe Vlad the Hyena (Commission) :iconcaliosidhe:Caliosidhe 24 4 Inktober Screech by Caliosidhe Inktober Screech :iconcaliosidhe:Caliosidhe 70 10 Ned Coineanach (Anheledir) by Caliosidhe Ned Coineanach (Anheledir) :iconcaliosidhe:Caliosidhe 24 3 Wildehopps Week 'Purpose' by Caliosidhe Wildehopps Week 'Purpose' :iconcaliosidhe:Caliosidhe 180 7 Wildehopps Week 'Dream' by Caliosidhe Wildehopps Week 'Dream' :iconcaliosidhe:Caliosidhe 157 15 Inktober Gigantic by Caliosidhe Inktober Gigantic :iconcaliosidhe:Caliosidhe 53 2 Inktober Long by Caliosidhe Inktober Long :iconcaliosidhe:Caliosidhe 105 4 Duke L'Orange Inktober by Caliosidhe Duke L'Orange Inktober :iconcaliosidhe:Caliosidhe 34 3 Inktober #2 Division by Caliosidhe Inktober #2 Division :iconcaliosidhe:Caliosidhe 53 4 Inktober #1 Swift by Caliosidhe Inktober #1 Swift :iconcaliosidhe:Caliosidhe 58 5 It's can't be helped... Purring. by Caliosidhe It's can't be helped... Purring. :iconcaliosidhe:Caliosidhe 194 24 Don't Let Go by Caliosidhe Don't Let Go :iconcaliosidhe:Caliosidhe 118 28 Pinecone by Caliosidhe Pinecone :iconcaliosidhe:Caliosidhe 24 12

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Since it's (mostly) not a mystery anymore, I thought I'd share.

So sometime around mid-october I stopped being able to draw. No real warning... I was just working on homework one day and it felt like my arm had seized up. Cramping from my shoulder to my hand. I suddenly couldn't lift my hand above my waist, hold a pencil, turn a steering wheel. It lasted for about three days. I had figured I over did it and that resting it would fix it right up. So I dropped all side art that wasn't for school and it seemed to work until I got my final project assigned in December. Two days in, it happened again, except this time I lost feeling and strength in that hand and it didn't go away with resting after a few days. My Doctor wanted me to drop out of my classes immediately. I finished my two final project pages with some combination of my left hand and a pile of four pillows with my left hand supporting my wrist to try to avoid extra strain.

To shorten a really long story, the next two months were a bunch of tests, physical therapy and being told to give up drawing (At least for the time being) I couldn't really do it without triggering some of the worst pain of my life. I did the steroid pack, the cortisone thing. Heating, icing, estim, massage, exercise, gabapentin, acupuncture, diet changes, sleeping changes. I dropped out of all my animation classes and I'm slogging it out in online GEs this semester because of the sheer amount of time I've spent in appointments and not being able to draw, still :/ I dropped out of all the stress I could. So a temporary hiatus from fandom became a more permanent one.

Final pile of diagnoses:
My neck has straightening and stair-step listhesis with disk degeneration which contributed but was not the cause which was...
My shoulder (after the cortisone) has rotator cuff tearing, a lambrum tear, bursitis, tendonitis... basically when I move my arm over my head it sounds like snap crackle and pop all at the same time *shudder*
My arm has bursitis and tendonitis going in all of the major joints to my fingers from compensating for my shoulder.
And a case of systemic inflammation. My body is not happy and is not healing well. (I have the lovely gift of plantar faciitis which also resisted the cortisone and now I'm getting tendon scrapings done on it and yes, it's exactly what it sounds like.)

So far through this experience I've learned two things.
My joints are all apparently hyper flexible which makes them more susceptible to injury and overuse.
I have something called Fibromyalgia. Which is hard to explain except to say there are points on my body where you could touch lightly, but if I wasn't looking, I'd swear you were digging your finger in. It also disrupts sleep, fatigue, headaches... It was like everything I'd ever had was in that brochure.

Current status is. Still no drawing. :/ I can do like 20 minutes a day if I've done nothing else. My last art was two straight weeks of that.

Still going to PT to try to avoid surgery, as that would take me out automatically another 4 to 6 months. They are talking about taking out my bursa and I'd rather keep all my parts if I can, tyvm ^_^

I've still got a nerve conduction test coming up to see if any nerves are damaged in my arm. (definitely have some nerve damage in my foot)

But I will say the PT is paying off. My shoulder is feeling so much better now. It was just constant pain all the time and it's now only hurting when I move it or overuse it (overuse is hardly any right now, sadly)

And now just rest.

So there's the explanation for my hiding. I AM dead this time. For real. But hopefully I'll return soon with good news. :)
Firefalls
www.fanfiction.net/s/12787341/… A commissions for the delightful writer of Firefalls! Sequel to his Zootopia/Firewatch crossover with a completely brand new story! It's just getting started so be sure to follow it.

So I worked on this for 10-20 minutes a day for about two weeks (with weekends off) and that is all the drawing I can manage per day at this point. It's better than Zero and has been fun way to test the limits of how long I can draw. It was also pretty fun to do this in a more loose style than I usually do.
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Inktober Furious
Still got a couple of these to dump up here.  XD
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Some art may be missing from my gallery. If you recognize the pieces and have a question as to why or would like a copy, feel free to send me a note. :0
Inktober Blind
Another Inktober pic, this one based on the sequel of a fanfic I'd been commissioned for before. Also please don't repost this to tumblr. It's already there. Thanks :)

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Since it's (mostly) not a mystery anymore, I thought I'd share.

So sometime around mid-october I stopped being able to draw. No real warning... I was just working on homework one day and it felt like my arm had seized up. Cramping from my shoulder to my hand. I suddenly couldn't lift my hand above my waist, hold a pencil, turn a steering wheel. It lasted for about three days. I had figured I over did it and that resting it would fix it right up. So I dropped all side art that wasn't for school and it seemed to work until I got my final project assigned in December. Two days in, it happened again, except this time I lost feeling and strength in that hand and it didn't go away with resting after a few days. My Doctor wanted me to drop out of my classes immediately. I finished my two final project pages with some combination of my left hand and a pile of four pillows with my left hand supporting my wrist to try to avoid extra strain.

To shorten a really long story, the next two months were a bunch of tests, physical therapy and being told to give up drawing (At least for the time being) I couldn't really do it without triggering some of the worst pain of my life. I did the steroid pack, the cortisone thing. Heating, icing, estim, massage, exercise, gabapentin, acupuncture, diet changes, sleeping changes. I dropped out of all my animation classes and I'm slogging it out in online GEs this semester because of the sheer amount of time I've spent in appointments and not being able to draw, still :/ I dropped out of all the stress I could. So a temporary hiatus from fandom became a more permanent one.

Final pile of diagnoses:
My neck has straightening and stair-step listhesis with disk degeneration which contributed but was not the cause which was...
My shoulder (after the cortisone) has rotator cuff tearing, a lambrum tear, bursitis, tendonitis... basically when I move my arm over my head it sounds like snap crackle and pop all at the same time *shudder*
My arm has bursitis and tendonitis going in all of the major joints to my fingers from compensating for my shoulder.
And a case of systemic inflammation. My body is not happy and is not healing well. (I have the lovely gift of plantar faciitis which also resisted the cortisone and now I'm getting tendon scrapings done on it and yes, it's exactly what it sounds like.)

So far through this experience I've learned two things.
My joints are all apparently hyper flexible which makes them more susceptible to injury and overuse.
I have something called Fibromyalgia. Which is hard to explain except to say there are points on my body where you could touch lightly, but if I wasn't looking, I'd swear you were digging your finger in. It also disrupts sleep, fatigue, headaches... It was like everything I'd ever had was in that brochure.

Current status is. Still no drawing. :/ I can do like 20 minutes a day if I've done nothing else. My last art was two straight weeks of that.

Still going to PT to try to avoid surgery, as that would take me out automatically another 4 to 6 months. They are talking about taking out my bursa and I'd rather keep all my parts if I can, tyvm ^_^

I've still got a nerve conduction test coming up to see if any nerves are damaged in my arm. (definitely have some nerve damage in my foot)

But I will say the PT is paying off. My shoulder is feeling so much better now. It was just constant pain all the time and it's now only hurting when I move it or overuse it (overuse is hardly any right now, sadly)

And now just rest.

So there's the explanation for my hiding. I AM dead this time. For real. But hopefully I'll return soon with good news. :)

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DancingLunarWolves Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch. XD
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Ryansmither1 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017
excuse me hello

do you take requests?
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Caliosidhe Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017  Professional General Artist
Hi I am sorry, but I do not. :(
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Ryansmither1 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017
OK never mind
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FoxFaceTheGreat Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I have on thing to say: Pinecone. Pine Cone Bullet FTU  
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Caliosidhe Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017  Professional General Artist
Heart :happybounce: 
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HB
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Cambion-Hunter Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2017
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Happy Birthday to you, Caliosidhe. ^^
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Fail-Seeker Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2017
Happy Birthday! Try everything: www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6rP-Y…
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Happy Birthday :)
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