Hi all <3
I figured I should put up a journal to apologize for my extremely slow RP and comment replies. I promise I am not blowing you guys off. My world had just completely knocked me sideways, and I'm doing my best to recover.
For those of you who don't know (which is nearly everyone, as I only informed 2-3 people who would panic if they didn't hear from me in a week)...
I got a call last Friday morning that my twin sister had a seizure and was found unresponsive on the living room floor when my 4 year old nephew came downstairs in the morning to get ready for school. He was so incredibly brave and not only tried to clear her airway, but he grabbed my sister's phone and dialed 911 and then went outside when the police came to the street so they could come help my sister. They took her by ambulance to the hospital, where she then had 3 more seizures, was running a fever of 105 degrees and they had to put her in a medically induced coma, cover her in ice blankets, and put her on a ventilator to assist her breathing
She stayed at that hospital until Saturday afternoon, but then they decided to fly her to Penn State Hershey since they had no neurosurgeon on call in Reading. They removed her breathing tube and took her out of the coma on Sunday morning, and she rapidly improved and despite a little weakness in her leg and a persistent headache, she was feeling much better and they discharged her on Tuesday evening. The helicopter crew also wants to give my nephew a special award for saving his mommy's life ::'3 so we're now waiting to find out when that will be <3
Anyway... It turns out my sister had a hemorrhagic stroke caused by a cavernoma malformation in her brain. Thankfully it was a vein, and not an artery or aneurysm, but the bleeding on the brain is what they believe caused the seizures and extremely high fever she had. I now have to go get scanned myself, but I'm so run off of my feet with the apartment move that I just haven't had much of a moment to breathe let alone book a hospital appointment.
On the subject, the move is going ok...despite the unexpected medical chaos. We got our couch delivered last night so that was the last majorly big thing we had to move in. I spent about 9 hours today cleaning the old house, and holy crap I'm exhausted. My foot is throbbing and my left ankle feels broken ... and sadly I'm still not done ::'< I have to do the kitchen and porch tomorrow, but with Sam (and maybe my mom) helping then it should go fairly quickly <3
Anyway... So yeah.... I'm turning 30 in 7 days, but after this whirlwind of a week, I feel like I aged an additional 20-30 years ::/ I know I should love the month of March because of my wedding anniversary (5 years strong in 6 days ) and my birthday (not to mention some of my best friends birthdays <3) but after everything this week, plus my stepdad's heart scare this time last year.... I'm reaching my limit for shiny happy thoughts in this shitty fucking month. Hopefully my feels will pick themselves out of the trash as soon as I finish this move completely, and can finally relax. *fingers crossed*
I'm aiming to reply to everything in my inbox and email on either Sunday or
Monday so if you get a flood of messages from me then I apologize in advance
I'm also going to shuffle around my to-do list a bit so I don't have to make people wait even longer on me
- Color line work for 2 collabs with The-Cerzz
- Start my AT with Asharinhun
- Draw up proper designs for Vash, Poppy, Abby, and Lola (maybe make a new OC as well)
- Birthday pressie for The-Zombie-Cat
- Attempt some writing about Celia's life
- Doodle up Kil'sha... because I want to and he'll hopefully sit nice all shirtless for me while I attempt to draw more than a headshot XD
- Work on Warchicks Easter thingy (if I get chosen, ofc)
Again, my brain is really frazzled right now, so if I promised you something and you don't see it above then -please- leave me a comment below. *hugs*
Anyway, that's probably enough updates about my shitty life. Thanks to those who stuck around to read this wall of text, and a special thanks to The-Cerzz and The-Zombie-Cat for keeping me somewhat sane this week and letting me sob on their virtual shoulders *squish cling huggles* I love you girls <3
Hope you're all doing well and staying warm <3