Mnrrg man sorry for the lack of updates so many things conspiring against me of late.
Couple weeks back went to brothers house to help him recover from his surgery and watck the wee one till he had some time to recover, the very next day he and his family all came down with the flu.
So extended my stay for about a week to ensure they had someone to run out and get medicine, groceries or whatever else.
Then finally I caught it and headed home to recoup myself.
Some time before that I was able to get me a new (well used) vehicle from Carvana. Probably ended up paying more for it than I should have but its a nice vehicle and I like its look and color. Important aspects to an artist. :p
It's a nice snappy vehicle thats finally restored a portion of my independence and I really like it overall. Though still always feels like I'm shaving a year off my lifespan every time I have to get behind the wheel.
Got me able to travel back and forth to family's place without needing to take a train anymore.
And was all set up just in time for the first of my VA dental appointments. First one since I was rated 100% disabled by the VA. Had that earlier this week and it was... mnrrg a real horror show.
looks of disdain from the doctor who did my X-rays, I've got a lot of bone loss and several infections. basically everything needs to come out.
Unfortunately they're trying to play things off as tho dental implants are just a herculean task that's out of the question. that they just don't do full dental implants.
I'm sure they can they just don't want to. Whether or not my body would be able to accept them is another issue I'll have to play by ear for the now.
Unfortunately despite seeing the dire nature of my situation they just scheduled me for the middle of October for the first appointment for the extractions! The first of 5 or more major appointments. With the followups would be similar time frames between each.
Oh and they don't do temp dentures. Never mind that most civilian dental clinics can and do. They literally expect me to go some 3-6 months with no teeth at all.
They don't do cancellation lists for patients anymore so I'll need to call back daily and hourly to fish for cancellations. -_ -
Wasn't feeling super stoked about the situation and the doctors there didn't do anything to attempt to make me feel more at ease or to walk me through what the procedure would be or tips for recovery and or eating without teeth, nothing.
I got the sense that they would rather I suffer as much as possible for having allowed myself to have gotten to this point of deterioration. If I never came back in again it would be no skin off their nose and they'd promptly forget I even existed.
The whole VA's system and personnel is a grotesque joke of the highest order and needs major overhauls. It's going to be an intense uphill battle to navigate their system and force the care I need from them.
Thankfully on my first try I managed to snag a cancellation for tomorrow. So tomorrow I'll likely have half or more of my teeth pulled out. well whats left of them. I'm just going to go back to the keto fasts while I'm recouping.
So tomorrow (Friday) I likely wont be streaming, and might not the rest of the weekend depending on how messed up I feel. I need to figure out some way to force them to give me some degree of implants.
I'd joked in the past that if I got full dentures I'd get me some monster teeth made at some point. That idea is one of the few positive aspects of all this I'm still holding out any hope for. tho haven't started researching that yet.
Will be fun to wake up on any given day and be able to say "Imma wear my scurry teeth today!" and then do so. :p
Art wise I'm knocking out my sketch queue I owe to supporters and fans who are members of my Discord.
After each day's sketch I'm putting in some work in redoing the pose for RRH Prisoner's VS. illustration, since I've grown dissatisfied with the original pose I had given her.
More and more medical appointments will be piling on and eating up my work time, but hopefully its the first stages of taking back control of my life.
Wish me luck tomorrow or better yet a prayer. :P
Man was really hoping to have completed more art this year than I've been, don't get why things are moving so slow for me lately.
So as if all of that wasn't bad enough Patreon decided to suspend my account.
So didn't receive anyone's pledges this month. I guess it's just as well because my output has been very very slow due to the issues listed in the link. X0
They had listed like 5 posts they demanded I make for patrons only, but despite having done that already they didn't undo my suspension and I suspect the list would only grow exponentially if they dug deeper into my feed.
So to me my work with with website is essentially concluded.
If you love what I do and want to lend me your financial support please do so through my website. I got it all set up where you pay the same prices for the same reward perks.
I can't deal with this sites corrupt practices anymore though.