I don't normally post selfies here, but, I think some people want or need to see that I'm really doing okay. Plus, this gives me opportunity to talk a bit. So hopefully, this will be useful to post.
I think I'm basically doing a lot better. Things got a little scary for a while and recovery longer than intended because my incision from the surgery got infected. But now I'm finally walking pretty much like I used to again. The incision appears to finally be almost completely closed. And I'm even back on my hormones again (doing wonders for my mood). I'm still taking some antibiotics in regards to my recent infection, and I have at least three more doctor visits coming up, but everything is finally feeling like it's going back to normal again.
It's funny. A lot of the doctors I've been talking to have been referring to me as "post-op" (regarding my cancer-removal), but I've had that term so indoctrinated in my mind to mean "having had SRS". Since I sadly haven't done that yet (otherwise none of this would've ever happened!), I've taken to calling myself "most-op". Just a cute, little title for myself to make me feel better as I am exhaustingly ping-ponged from one doctor to the next. First time I'm actually telling someone; hopefully it doesn't sound too stupid. XD
My last currently known doctor's appointment is on the 12th of next month. With any luck, I'll be able to leave hearing - for certain - the words "cancer-free". Everything looks very good for me so far, but there're so many tests and making sure and whatnot, that I'm definitely going to feel better when someone finally tells me this ordeal is actually over. The other one might still be a ticking timebomb, but maybe I can nip that in the bud with SRS.
Anyway, I've said this in some circles, but I'm just going to say it again: if all goes well, Rain will come back after that appointment, before Christmas. If not, I'll either postpone the return a little more, or I might start up anyway with a lighter posting schedule workload (like two pages a week instead of three; I've done that once before). I mean, I'm not really recovering anymore. I don't need to feel better; I AM better. My biggest hindrance is all the time-consuming doctor's appointments. So I want to wait until that's at least all over until I get back into my normal posting groove. But I'll hear opinions, and play it by ear if it comes to that. And of course, I'll let you know what I'm doing before it happens. ^_^
As for the picture, it's nothing special. Just a standard selfie. I hope you like it though.
Comments are welcome, but if you're thinking anything mean-spirited or disparaging or creepy, please keep it to yourself. Thank you always for your constant support and encouragement, everyone.
Glad you're okay! :)
It's good to hear that things are moving along, that you're getting better. I definitely hope you soon hear that you're cancer-free. I only discovered your comic right before the hiatus, but I want you to know my thoughts are with you.
PS- Nice selfie. I think you're very pretty. ^_^
You look beautiful! I'm sorry you had complications but I'm glad you're doing well now. Fingers crossed that this is the last you'll ever have to worry about it!
Glad to hear you're getting better! You look well in the photo :)
Hope everything goes ok at the last appointment. Just take your time if you need some more rest, do whichever schedule is more comfortable to you. Sometimes we just really need some time to "regenerate" ourselves and get back to the track :)
Congradulations!I'm glad you're feeling better, and I'm sorry to hear about the complications...you look amazing! Happy holidays and I hope that your life will soon be back to normal! <|:)
Hey! Im glad you feeling good, and you take your time and heal, we will be here no matter how long it takes :P
As selfies go this is really classy.
Glad to hear you're doing better! Hope all those appointments get cleared up without complication.
You are too adorable, darling! Glad to hear that things are starting to look up for you. <3 You don't worry about the comic until you're ready to start posting, again! We will wait. Your life will not.
Glad to hear your doing well. I hope the last appointment goes just as well.
Woo! You were gone for a long time and I started to worry D: So good to know you're okay and that it's just doctor stuff that's going on.
Now gimme more of my brown haired manga maifu D':
I was figuring that in your case they'd take both of them while they were there. That would make too much sense I guess.
Last I checked they don't declare a person cancer-free until five years have passed with no recurrence. But my focus at the time was on bladder cancer, and it was several years ago when I passed the five-year mark, so this may be irrelevant or out of date.
Glad you're doing better!
I'm so happy that you're doing better. I hope everything goes well and just wishing to tell you that you look so beautiful. <3
Honestly, I have no idea what happened, but I see a lot of "yay, way to get better", so I assume it was something medical. I have my theories, but it's too late to look into them for me. I just reread the entire comic in three nights, and it's 03:40 right now.
All I have to say here, is that you look freaking amazing, and if I'm honest, I'm a bit jelly. Maybe one day I'll look that good.
...Suddenly, I feel like Carmen in her cameo earlier on.
Any-smooze, because of this comic, I vow to stand my ground at my next session with my counselor. Sure, it got postponed a whole week to next Thursday, but I'm already planning to dig in this time. I'm gonna say I want, for certain, to start transitioning. Now, if only school didn't ruin absolutely everything in my life.
Take as much time as you need to heal up. Your comic and talent are incredible and now is the time to focus on getting well so you can do the SRS later. I can only guess what the cancer might be, but whatever it was be careful. I know many have to change their lifestyle, and some friends of mine went raw organic (a bit extreme, but what the hey). Illnesses like that are also a time of introspection, as they are for me to examine things in my life.
I just want to say that I'm sending good wishes and vibes for you to recover completely and allow those creative currents to flow unhindered! Please know that there are people out there that care about you, and wish you well.
BTW: your selfie is amazing. Reminds me of my first selfie without the wrinkles, LOL.
What? They made you keep one of those things? Why not remove both at once? It's not like you want them. Yeesh.
you're looking great! your hair is so pretty :D
feel great *thumbs ups*
YOOOO I was born female and your hair is prettier than mine >.< NOT FAIR XD
Anyways I think you're so pretty and I wish I could look like you
Gosh you look more like a girl than I do rt now