Just a doodle that happened shortly before the surgery. A reader asked if we could see more Ruby, so I whipped this one up. ^_^
With that in mind, let's have a little update on my recovery. The good news is that for being just two weeks out from surgery, I'm doing WAAAAAY better compared to my prior surgery recoveries. I'm more self-sufficient, more mobile (I did a whopping two Pokemon Go walks today), and am generally in a lot less pain (barring the occasional twinge). Honestly, healing from this has been significantly easier than I expected (not that I can complain).
I'm not without hardship though. I can't sit for extended periods, making drawing practically impossible for me right now. And even if I could, there's the matter of dilation (four times a day, for twenty minutes), which I feel is taking over my life right now. It's hard to plan a day when you know you'll have to drop everything several times for a medically necessary chore (I legit don't know how girls with classes or jobs outside of home handle this... or maybe I'm just terrible at time management).
Fortunately, after the first four weeks following starting dilation (down to three weeks), I go down to three times a day. I feel like that will open up my schedule exponentially. My plan as it stands is to see how I feel then. I'm not saying Rain will be back in three weeks, but I am saying I'll see how I feel by then. The sooner I can return to a state of normalcy though, the better.
But again, we'll see how things go. ^_^
I'm glad you're doing a lot better :D I try to think of something but its always the cheesy lines of: Keep steady at your own pace or something and it just feels weird so...
Get well soon XD
@LittleLynn84: Don't over do it. I made the mistake once of trying to get back to normal to fast and caused myself more problems and it took way to long to get back to normal after my surgery. I found out what my problem was with my testicle today. It was a non cancerous tumor like cyst. I been in pain and having trouble getting to the bathroom in time. Right now I would rather be going thru what you are. It as been very painful to go. And hard to deal with. I hope all the more to get my SRS done now. I hope you do better and heal up fast. We will be here when you are ready. I was not around when you had your last surgery before your SRS. I wish I had found you and Rain sooner now. :P
I do wish to see more Ruby. Only the bunny is more enjoyed by me. Seeing Puddle doing funny stuff in the back ground I love very much to. I did not like his character much at first and found him very annoying tell he became Ruby at times. I fear there mite still be a bit of gay phobia going on in that with me. I try not to let myself be so but as Ruby he was so dam cool all the sudden. I like how you take someone not liked much and put them in a different light and wham in your face they are cool and well liked all the sudden.
Damn, I've just been watching Steven Universe so I read the title as Ruby/Ruby and thought it was gonna be slash fanart of 2 Rubies :P
I'm just so glad to see you're doing okay. (Okay, I'm a worrier.)
A friend of mine had SRS in February, and she was still getting back to normal in June. As Anna Rei said, don't push it. Just as long as we see more Rain by Christmas....
@Allison: Healing fully could take up to a year before you feel completely normal again. But getting to were you can set and draw again will not be as long as I am a artist to and know. Though I am only really good at drawing back grounds and mechanical things. I can not draw people or animals to save my life I am only good at drawing stick figures. You will just feel kind of sluggish for 6 month to a year. I been thru many cause of race accidents. I did not brake bones as I never have but they had to go in and put things back as they should be of Joints, Ligaments, Tendons, Cartilage. I even had a pelvic one they had to cut me open and do a lot to get it back right with implants for joint replacement. I could not set for many weeks. I been thru so much so getting my SRS seems not all that bad to me now. Trying to prove I was manly nearly killed me to many times to count now. But still most thought I was a girl just trying to be a male no matter what I did. I have just finally given up as I feel doomed to be a female at this point. And I am very happy and at piece with with that now I am on female HRT and blockers. :P
Damn it, Rudy, stop being so cute when you crossdress! Or, in a more humorous way:
Ruby Ruby Ruby Ruby
Do ya do ya do ya do ya
Know what your doing, doing to me
Ruby Ruby Ruby Ruby
Best wishes for a swift recovery, and good to know things are progressing quickly!