My immune system was pushed to its limits prior to Dragon*con. It was the first time I'd ever put a costume together mostly on my own; a friend came up with a pattern and gave me instructions to follow. I learned a lot(which was awesome), but I also didn't sleep very much. I was unable rest much at the convention itself, and the week after was no picnic either.
's grandmother was admitted to the hospital with a lung infection prior to the convention, and sadly her condition worsened and she didn't make it through. She was only 75, and none of us saw it coming. We will miss her, but we find solace knowing that she's reunited with her late husband, who passed away three years prior. I'm so grateful that I got to know her.
Another less unfortunate side effect of that situation: we visited her in the ICU several times, and since I was already compromised I ended up with pneumonia.
I thought I just was going to get a cold, but after four and a half days of misery, I finally asked my mom to take me to the CVS clinic. The nurse there directed me to go to an Urgent Care, and the folks at Urgent Care gave me my first X-ray ever(X-rays make you more grown up, I guess) and confirmed that I had pneumonia in my left lung. The doctor told me that if I had waited any longer I would have ended up in the hospital...very glad I narrowly avoided being admitted. Fun times!
On the upside, while the recovery time may be slow, I felt immediately better after I started taking the antibiotics. Not having a high fever all the time made a *world* of difference. I still have a rattling in my lung and have to cough up stuff, but it's great to feel relatively normal again. I've dubbed my condition "grumpy lung", since lefty likes to make angry noises sometimes.
Anyway, now I'm going to upload a couple pieces that have been in queue for a while. I'm glad that I'm not confined to my bedroom anymore. 8D
...I also have no idea where the month of September went. I've been in a sickness Twilight Zone.
P.S.- I now have a fledgling tumblr account if anyone is interested: heidiarnhold.tumblr.com.
Most of it is stuff I post here anyway, plus some additional sketches here and there.
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