This surgery was a long time coming. Over the past year and half, I have been pushing myself to the extremes. How I am not quite sure but understand that it was a progressive act. This past winter, my work has slowed down to try to compensate for the pain that I had been experiencing for the past year and half. Most recognized term for it is "Tennis Elbow" and yes, I am guilty for developing it from creating art. Amazing huh? Well, here I am 3 weeks into recovery and about to start physical therapy on it and hope to God I do not land back in this position. Check this out.
Okay, first picture is how I tried to manage the pain over the winter. It got so bad, that as I was working, I was stress fracturing my arm along the way. Yes, it was extremely painful and I have become a strong advocate of making sure an artist stretches the arm, hand, wrist, and shoulder out while creating art. I'll try to get an after picture of the incision tomorrow and post it. I have been very fortunate to find an ortho surgeon that was understanding to my plight and skillful to handle this repair:) He has been fantastic. I was also very lucky to find a PT that has been patient with me since day one and I'm grateful for his resourcefulness and skill. I had been advised that the extent of recovery is suppose to be 3 to 4 months and I cannot wait to get back to my work!
Okay, I went to my first PT session this evening and we're hopeful. :) So because of my need to lay low a little bit, I decided it was best to focus my attention to marketing. Tonight, I set up a Society 6 account and started putting together some various graphics that can be put on tshirts, mugs, and what not. Its something to keep the embers burning in the back of my head and see what works and what not. I also have been in contact with multiple editors for cover art which I am super stoked about. :)