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As a lot of you know I have been suffering for years with severe chronic knee pain, on both of my knees.

On Christmas Eve I finally got an appointment to see an Orthopedic specialist (Knee Doctor) keep in mind I have been pushing for years to see one and only 3 months ago did I finally get on the list for it. So it was a long time coming.

Within 5-10 minutes of being in the room she had me diagnosed, just like that.

Chondromalacia Patellae, basically it's damage done to the cartilage at the back of the kneecap, like softening or wear and tear. What is happening is that the kneecap is supposed to glide over the femur bone when you walk and move around, however in my case both kneecaps are grinding against it, really painfully grinding.

It is most common in teenagers/young adults (the pain started when I was around 14, but didn't turn severe until around 17/18) and even more common in women.

There is no cure for it, only managing treatments, it never fully goes away.

The options are painkillers, physiotherapy or taping of the patellae.

now.

I have been processing this since I got told, this is not news that I would have liked to hear, I am tired of this pain, this pain ruins so much of my day to day life and makes so many things difficult, I struggle to sleep at night because of the pain, I can't do as much university work as I would like because of it, I cant go out as much.

And so much damage has been done, it should have been diagnosed YEARS ago, they said it is most common in teenagers/women, what I dont understand is why didnt they test for it when I first approached with the problem?

I have to undergo physiotherapy from scratch once again and it will take a long, long time before it does get to a point where I can manage the condition.

But at the moment I am tired, I am tired and sad and frustrated.
  • Mood: Miserable
It's been a good and bad year this year, mostly bad but what has been good.

Has been really good.

(I'll get to the bad stuff tomorrow, I'm gonna stick to the good today)

It's so nice having a younger sibling in the house, the excitement for christmas still keeps us very much alive and jolly so this morning, even though I was the one awake first, my little brother was BOUNCING with excitement.

I got a very, very nice haul 

From the boyfriend

Fionna plush
mockingjay pin
3 comics of Avatar (the rift)
:heart:

From Erreki

purple dragon plush (Shiall) that she made. THAT. SHE. MADE
Jake the dog bag

I also got a MASSIVE LEO PLUSH (I AM SO HAPPY WITH THAT YOU DONT EVEN KNOW)

My brother got me a deadpool comic and adventure time comic (HE KNOWS ME SO WELL)

I also got a body lotion set, a sewing machine (I've been taking sewing classes and am ready to kick it up a notch) A video camera (been thinking of starting vlogs x3) , new shiny pretty coat which is so fluffy (speaking of fluffy) brand new fluffy socks and fluffy bedroom slippers! which I am currently wearing

and of course all of the sweets and chocolate

my favourite given gifts were

a Dipper t-shirt to my youngest brother, it was number 2 copy dipper holding the jammed copy XD he adores it

I got my mum an expensive perfume set, cost me prettymuch the last of my money but she is worth it and I love her so NYAH!

Also smug with the boyfriend's gifts, got him a One Piece satchel, Pokemon t-shirt aand a Gray Fullbuster necklace

got my dad a new shirt and tie (it is his tradition that he has one every year)

my other bro a gift voucher for his favourite shop

and some other gifts too

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL

AND TO ALL I NOW GO TO SLEEP
  • Mood: Pain
I got myself one of those..

what do you call them...


you know....

uhh..

boyfriend... things.

BYE. *flees*
  • Mood: Pain
I'm working on an animation project for university and am in need of some lovely voice talent.

I have to storyboard an entire pilot episode with some animations thrown in as well.

the characters are:.

3 lead female characters
1 lead male
some monster characters

and standard background ‘crowd’ characters XD

plenty of stuff to go around.

if you’re interested please send me an email to shaunaoc93@gmail.com it’s easier to keep track of everything that way :)

  • Mood: Pain
Can we all agree to ignore that Shauna hasn't updated in 2 months?

are we cool with that? (technically it's been 3 months, 7 days but who's counting?)

So yeah, updates.

I got my Christmas break today, which came at just the right time because Shauna is super drained from everything and needs plenty of rest. There are still assignments to do over the Christmas break, for 3d design, graphic design and of course animation.

I love animation so much, however with Deviantart I don't know why but for some reason I can NOT submit any animated work. Which bothers me a lot, however my stuff usually gets submitted onto Tumblr anyways so it's not too bad.

Health wise everything is prettymuch the same, legs are in a very, very severe amount of pain most of the time. However I have finally. FINALLY been able to secure an appointment with an Orthopedist (knee specialist). The appointment is on Christmas eve XD which is strange to me because I assumed there would be no appointments on that day, only emergency stuff.

THIS IS NOT A COMPLAINT I TOOK THAT APPOINTMENT AND I SHALL BE GOING ;A;.

And... yeah That's prettymuch it.

HOW IS EVERYONE ELSE DOING
  • Mood: Pain

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As a lot of you know I have been suffering for years with severe chronic knee pain, on both of my knees.

On Christmas Eve I finally got an appointment to see an Orthopedic specialist (Knee Doctor) keep in mind I have been pushing for years to see one and only 3 months ago did I finally get on the list for it. So it was a long time coming.

Within 5-10 minutes of being in the room she had me diagnosed, just like that.

Chondromalacia Patellae, basically it's damage done to the cartilage at the back of the kneecap, like softening or wear and tear. What is happening is that the kneecap is supposed to glide over the femur bone when you walk and move around, however in my case both kneecaps are grinding against it, really painfully grinding.

It is most common in teenagers/young adults (the pain started when I was around 14, but didn't turn severe until around 17/18) and even more common in women.

There is no cure for it, only managing treatments, it never fully goes away.

The options are painkillers, physiotherapy or taping of the patellae.

now.

I have been processing this since I got told, this is not news that I would have liked to hear, I am tired of this pain, this pain ruins so much of my day to day life and makes so many things difficult, I struggle to sleep at night because of the pain, I can't do as much university work as I would like because of it, I cant go out as much.

And so much damage has been done, it should have been diagnosed YEARS ago, they said it is most common in teenagers/women, what I dont understand is why didnt they test for it when I first approached with the problem?

I have to undergo physiotherapy from scratch once again and it will take a long, long time before it does get to a point where I can manage the condition.

But at the moment I am tired, I am tired and sad and frustrated.
  • Mood: Miserable

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RedViolett Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the watch ^_^
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Shauna-O-Connor Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
you're very welcome ^^
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melysmile Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist
YOU HAVE BEEN HUGGED!! *Hug* 
Spread the DA love around! (you can copy and paste this message on their userpage!)
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1- You can hug the person who hugged you!
2- You -MUST- hug 10 other people, at least!
3- You should hug them in public! Paste it on their page!
4- Random hugs are perfectly okay! (and sweet)
5- You should most definitely get started hugging right away!
Send This To All Your Friends, And Me If I Am 1.

If You Get 7 Back You Are Loved!
1-3 you're bad friend
4-6 you're an ok friend
7-9 you're a good friend
10-& Up you're loved
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Shauna-O-Connor Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
hi ^^
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skipperofotters05 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
How are you? :D
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Shauna-O-Connor Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'm good! just back from the US, how are you?
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OtakuManiac92 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday Shauna!!!!!!!!Hug Huggle! Party Have your cake and eat it too 
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Shauna-O-Connor Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank yoou :D
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Kaiza-san Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
HAPPY BIRFDAY SHAUNA~!!!

:dance: :cake: :party: :dance: :cake: :party: :dance: :cake: :party: :dance: :cake: :party: :dance: :cake: :party: :dance: :cake: :party: :dance: :cake: :party: :dance: :cake: :party: :dance: :cake: :party: :dance: :cake: :party: :dance: :cake: :party: :dance: :cake: :party: :dance: :cake: :party: :dance: :cake: :party: :dance: :cake: :party: :dance: :cake: :party: :dance: :cake: :party: :dance: :cake: :party: :dance: :cake: :party: :dance: :cake: :party: :dance: :cake: :party: :dance: :cake: :party: :dance: :cake: :party: :dance: :cake: :party:
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Shauna-O-Connor Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
OHMYGOSHPARTYYYY <3
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Kaiza-san Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
PARTAY OVER...THEEEERE. XDD
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Shauna-O-Connor Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
big party with lotsa drink forced on me XD 
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ThePlushieLady Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Fun cake Happy Birthday, fellow 4/20 baby!! Fun cake 
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Shauna-O-Connor Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
And to you as well!! <3 have a great day of awesomeness and fun!
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nichan Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
Happy Birthday!
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Shauna-O-Connor Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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Crimson-Agony Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHAUNA!

HAVE AN AMAZING AND AWESOME DAY FILLED WITH BEING SPOILED :'D
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Shauna-O-Connor Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
THANKS MONTY XD

My friends got me extremely prettty drunk last night XD So today will be a day of spoiling a very delicate shauna and lots of chilling, and movies :D
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Crimson-Agony Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
WELCOME XD

good, gooood xD
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merunicorn Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for the llama! :D
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MissButterfly11 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Your art is amazing!:)
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Shauna-O-Connor Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
fff oh wow thanks for the compliment :blush:
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KamiRenee Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for the fave, I hope you'll like what I come up with next <3
I really like the way you color, awesome gallery! :3
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Shauna-O-Connor Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much :D
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