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  • Watching: Full House
  • Eating: Macaroni & Cheese
I can finally breathe a (small) sigh of relief.

The reason I was stepping back was that I had gone to my doctor for a random ear problem and expressed a desire to have my thyroid examined due to increasing cancer/problems in my family.  My blood pressure was through the roof and likely on account of the stress at work, which is making me refocus my free time toward preparing my own food and exercising more before I'm placed on meds.  That was until I got the blood work back.

I work as a medical lab tech in a hospital, so I know a bit about many tests and I immediately saw one was frightening abnormal and generally, one of two diseases were associated with it--autoimmune or cancer.

As of today after receiving the results of my ultrasound, I'm likely out of the woods on the possibility of cancer...but it's gonna require routine monitoring for changes because of my higher risk and that I do have abnormalities.  I just cannot express with words the utmost relief--the kind that makes you cry--when I saw the word "benign-appearing".  I truly am sorry for anyone that has to go through the terrible disease of cancer; I just cannot imagine enduring that.

I'm not clear of everything yet; there will be continued investigation in my now likely developing autoimmune disease (which could explain a lot of generic symptoms I've experienced over the past years) to compliment my crippled ankles and damaged heart, but it looks like I'll be initiating that investigation and it'll only be simple blood work that I know of.  I really would prefer some fluke third option that clears me of that too, but with what medical knowledge I have, I don't know of any at present.  Anyway, with my mindset quite a bit healthier, I should be able to focus my creativity once more, though I'll still have less time with the increased diet and exercise regiment to undo the damage the job stress is causing.

Always be your own health advocate; it can make the difference.  In the meantime, hopefully you'll see a newer, healthier, and slimmer me over the next coming months. 

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Kristina Leigh
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I've enjoyed sketching and writing since I was a little girl. I've had very little training in either department, so what I do is limited and I try to learn different techniques when I can. My drawing style I seem to be naturally good at is a "realistic cartoon" and tend to draw characters from my stories. My default media is pencil/paper and I haven't tried teaching myself inking capabilities...yet. I'm really trying to (slowly) teach myself some more elements of realism, but it's so difficult for me.

As far as writing, my stories I've come up with span over so many sub genres of speculative fiction, I can't really say a specific genre I adhere to most frequently. In the distant past, I liked writing poetry (badly). It's making a comeback for me and I seem to be pulling a lot of these old poems from the ashes and breathing new life into them, occasionally coming up with new ones as well. Poetry I write will go through phases of a necessity to rhyme to whatever my mind feels like the poem needs to be.

I have tried dabbling in other media forms for art--painting, charcoals, photography--and I look to expand those in the future when time permits.


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sevvysgirl Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch :+devwatch: - much appreciated! :-)
OneWithTheStars Featured By Owner Edited Oct 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! It was about time I did since I like so many of your poems. :)
sevvysgirl Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I've noticed that - it's SO very kind of you, thank you; it means a lot! Thank You Hearts Sign:LongStemRose:  Thanks for the Fav Thank you! Thank you! 
fuzzballfern Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016   General Artist
Thanks for the fave!
OneWithTheStars Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :)
LadyPleiades Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank You For The Fave3 by Andorada  
OneWithTheStars Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
InquisitiveCraft Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the llama. I appreciate it. Your gallery is wonderful!
OneWithTheStars Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're most welcome and thank you so much! :)
Larathain Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016
You are very welcome. If you perceive my page, and enjoy my art, I would hope you would grace me with the same favor of a watch. ^-^
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