Week #5 and still truckin’! This week there’s some more educational stuff about what happened with the heart failure and the difficulties I had dealing with a new reality.
I just got back from a sweet week in Mexico where I basically walked around in swim trunks and relaxed. Having this condition, here are some things I need to do when going on a trip like this (I might just draw this out at a later point):
– wear a lot of sunscreen since I am on immunosuppressants = easier to get skin cancer from that big, yellow ball.
– not eat any ceviche since it’s considered a raw animal product = possible bacteria = possible infection.
– NOT DRINK THE WATER the nurse told me, for the same reason as above.
– wear a mouth mask on the plane since the air is circulated and lots of people exhale whatever they have going on in their bodies. This is more optional now since time has passed since the surgery and I didn’t end up wearing one.
There are still frame problems with the comic that bum me out, but oh well, just a process to figure it out. Thanks all for reading, passing on, commenting and complementing.
Have a great week everyone!
The fourth installment is up. Weee!
I am having some technical difficulties that makes the order of the frames look wonky if you read it on a desktop/laptop machine. I am looking into it and I will figure it out soon (= someone who is into tech-trouble shooting – PLEASE HELP ME!!!).
Hope all are having a good, or at least decent, time.
Thanks for all the nice words and for reading. This week’s post deals when my heart failure really went into high gear and I could feel that something was hindering me. I swam just one lap and needed to stop for a breather. I grew up swimming and competing, so that was definitely something that was odd.
After the swim it felt like I had a swollen ball right under my sternum, which I later learned is called the “gastro intestinal area” (any health care people in the house, correct me if I am wrong), and that feeling would be something that would come back again and again.
Thank you so much for reading and have a great week!
Hi all. I made it to week two at least and that feels good! Thanks for all the nice and encouraging comments and the subscriptions (!). I am honored. Last night I started to feel a bit uncomfortable with all this and started asking myself if it is such a good idea to wade through all these events again. I think it was after putting together the Facebook page that it started to feel a bit much. “What if I freak out in mid stride with this project?”. I guess the brain has a way to shield itself from hard times, so there’s a bit of a veil in between me and what happened. Oh well. After a night’s sleep I decided it’s alright.
I also want to extend a thank you to this gal, “Texan in Tokyo” who has posted a bunch of inspirational and clear instructional videos on how to go about on-line comics, plus responding to my messages and sharing some of her experiences in this matter. Thank you Texan!
On-wards and forwards and inwards, and hope you’ll all have a nice week!