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As those of you that are followers of mine on Facebook know, I suffer from stage 4 Endometriosis.  This passed Monday I had an elective historectomy to attempt to alleviate the pain and suffering that I have endured for years.

To put a long story short, the surgery went badly. The endo was worse than expected so they had to back out and instead of doing the surgery laparoscopically as intended, they had to make a 11 inch incision from hip to hip.

Shortly into the surgery I began losing a fair amount of blood.  I had to have a transfusion.

My uterus was calcified - completely hard, and somehow my bladder had moved forward and down, so the two organs were resting one-in-front of the other, with my bladder 'in front', sort of molded around my uterus. On top of all that (literally) was my bowel, and the whole diorama was completely held in place via adhesions - scar tissue from the endometriosis.  NSFW/L picture of this arrangement from before they pulled out to do the manual incision:

My right ovary was 'normal' - as normal as it could have been, given circumstances.

They could not find my left ovary, period. They dug around so thoroughly they had to send someone to triple check that it hadn't already been removed in a previous surgery.  Once they were certain it was there somewhere they searched all over and finally found a lump. They missed it the first several times because it looked like a mass of scar tissue, attached to my abdominal wall higher on my left side. They finally determined this mass was my ovary, and when removed and cut open my surgeon described it like a raisin surrounded by was of scar tissue - it was completely encased in adhesions.

Anyway, I was hospitalized for a few days post-surgery then released, but last night I had to come back because my fever shot up to 102F.  They are expecting this stay to be at least a few more days because my fever and pain are currently nearly uncontrolable.

Right now, we've spent every dime we have trying to get me through all of these unseen complications, and Jason having to make sometimes-multiple trips home daily to take care of our pets has obliterated my small savings.

I'm not here asking - I'm begging. If you can spare a few bucks, it would be amazingly kind and generous of you.  I don't know if I am going to be able to get a lot of work done imideately, but I will pledge that all donations over $10 get a sketch, $25 get greyscale shading and $45 get color, all work to be done digitally.

My PayPal is  If you are donating enough to qualify for art, please note or email me the fef, or simply include the link or description of your charactet and ideas with your payment (my preferred method). Please, only one character per donation tier, however if friends want to combine their art I am happy to work with them

Even if you can't help right now, a signal boost would be amazingly kind of you. From the bottom of my heart: thank you.
  • Listening to: Everlong - Foo Fighters
  • Reading: Kushiel's Avatar by Jacqueline Carey
  • Playing: World of Warcraft (Panderps, of course!)
  • Eating: Nothing. :( So hungry!
  • Drinking: Chai, yum. :x
The stars look very different today by Brainmurk
The stars look very different today
Here am I floating 
round my tin can
Far above the Moon
Planet Earth is blue
And there's nothing I can do.

Playing with a new painting style. I think I like it. Hrm.
In The Shadow of Hawkwood by Brainmurk
In The Shadow of Hawkwood
I did this piece for my local SCA group's newsletter.  Featuring a few of our most prolific fighters and our populace badge, of sorts.  

Vivats Atlantia!  Vivats Hawkwood!


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Andrea Brooks
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
An artistic monster from Western NC, I love making and creating. My artistic interest spans from drawing to photography to crafts to taxidermy.

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MargaretartMML Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Student Artist
thank you so much for the llama!
Cazam32 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama.
lumiererenard Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful artwork! I love it!!
Thank you for the llama!
ArrowDel Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for helping spread "I was born on the listfield" by adding it to your collection :)
FrozenLife1 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just wanted to wish you a happy birthday :DD
...may the fourth be with you...
Bundorgh19 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Happy birthday to you :iconcakeplz: :party:
3wyl Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! :wave:

Thank you for joining #CRPhotography ~ the central heart of the Photography Gallery on deviantART! :love:

To help you get started with the group, please check out our Important Information box to find out how we can help you, including submitting your photographs into the group, receiving constructive feedback, promoting your photography contests and more! Specific information on how to submit your work can be found here.

We also have a lot of things happening at the moment, some of which are:

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We hope you enjoy the group! Please don't hesitate to ask us any questions or concerns. We're here to help and we also welcome suggestions!

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buoy-boy Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the llama!
Stephie99 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the llama!
katarina Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
A belated thanks for the :+fav: ^_^
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