Hey guys, I hope everyone is doing great, This is my first journal of the new year. I just realized I hadn't updated or been on DA since Dec of 2013. I wanted to let everyone know how things were going and what I have been up too. As always thanks to everyone for all the amazing support and kind words from my last journal.
Since that last journal, I have found out I have had some new tumors grow and I'm dealing with them along with the older ones. I have been working with the Doc to fight them and come of with different ideas on stopping them, we switched the chemo treatment to a older type of chemo, trying some different drugs and a few older ones I took to combat all the tumors. We'll keep the chemo up and force the tumors to shrink so they will be easier to cut out in the different operations and cause the least amount of damage as possible in the process, especially the ones I have in my hip muscles and hip bone.
The treatment has a lot of different side effects I haven't had before, my bones and muscles really hurt, but I'm not allowing them to slow me down. I'm working thru them and over time I have gotten used to it as each chemo session follows. I'm still taking the bacteria pills, the infection in my leg that almost killed me a few months back has never returned. the pills and the surgery look to have done the trick.
I'll have another new PET scan soon, it will prob be after a couple more chemo sessions. I'll update everyone on that when I find out. I'm confident the tumors are shrinking, especially with how hard we have been hitting them chemo wise.
I'm also walking with a cane now and most of the time around my house without one. I been using this time since I last updated you guys to push myself and get my balance back. It feels good not to have to use the walker anymore. That time off in the hospital and the multiple operations on my leg to fix the broken bone and then to remove the infectious bacteria from that operation that almost killed me messed up my ability to walk, but only made me work harder. Plus enough time has passed and it doesn't look like that bacteria will be returning, my leg has stayed clean, those pills have done the trick along with all the medicine they pumped into me.
You guys will be seeing a lot of new art soon along with some commissions I have been working on. I just been busy fighting the cancer and fallen a little behind, but I'm slowly catching up. You'll be seeing those pics along with the Duck Dodgers pic I have been finishing. I had a Dodgers pic basically done, but I didn't like it and started over. As I mentioned in my previous journal, the Duck Dodgers pic will be for my contest. Any of my watchers who fav it will have a chance to win the original artwork to the Duck Dodgers. I'll be putting the names into a bowl and then have my 4yr nephew pull out the name of a winner.
I have more on the way, which will include a Under Dog pic, a Captain Caveman and a Mars Attack image. Thanks to everyone who has been waiting on your commissions, I appreciate your patients and you'll be seeing them soon. I've knocked quite a few of them out and I'm close to getting the whole list done. I'll also be posting some pages from the book I have been working on.
This was just a quick update, but I wanted to let you guys know what I have been up. I plan on making 2014 a big year and unfortunately for the cancer, this will be yet another year I defeat it. I'm now moving onto my 5th year battling this cancer. I've dealt with a lot of tumors over the years, but in each of these battles I've kicked it's ass and this new battle will turn out the same. You guys have helped make it happen along with my family with your amazing support. It seems like this Cancer won't give up, but neither will I. Like I always tell you guys, I've still got plenty of things to do and and people to piss off, so I'm not giving up. I've beaten this cancer 5 times before, so this is just another battle for me to win.