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Hello lovelies,

I was taking a stroll through the old gallery *coughs on dust and ancient art of fails* and ontop of that a few days ago stumbled across old art dating back to ancient times of 06, before I had an online prescence, or any ideas how to create characters XD.

if you follow me on tumblr you probably saw them.

Anyhow I was thinking of maybe redrawing/updating some pics in my gallery, heck or possibly all of it? idk.

Any suggestions, ideas or whatever?

also how has everyone been doing?
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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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Hello lovelies,

I was taking a stroll through the old gallery *coughs on dust and ancient art of fails* and ontop of that a few days ago stumbled across old art dating back to ancient times of 06, before I had an online prescence, or any ideas how to create characters XD.

if you follow me on tumblr you probably saw them.

Anyhow I was thinking of maybe redrawing/updating some pics in my gallery, heck or possibly all of it? idk.

Any suggestions, ideas or whatever?

also how has everyone been doing?
  • Mood: Miserable

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Crimson-Agony Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
HAPPY BIRTHMAS SHAUNA! :iconcaekplz: :iconlachoirplz:
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Shauna-O-Connor Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Digital Artist
... that is one yummy looking virtual cake <3

THANKS MONTY :D
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Crimson-Agony Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
WELCOME SHAUNA :"D
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DeevElliott Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Happy Birthday Shauna!
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Shauna-O-Connor Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Digital Artist
thank you :)
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sunnylighter Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday :cake: :party: :w00t:
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Shauna-O-Connor Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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sunnylighter Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student General Artist
:)
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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.

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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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