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Reply #240 on: July 05, 2014, 02:37:16 PM
Oh Val! I'm in tears but not from Onions! I want to get on with them but you'd never believe what's been going on:
I just got back from the Hospital after I lost feeling in my right arm from severe pain in my spine! Diagnosed as spurs squashing the nerves that may need surgery later if it gets worse.
All this is as a result of a vicious circle of poor sleep. Sue's snoring caused me continual loss of sleep that lead to me over-eating (strange I know but, I can't stop eating when I'm tired). This lead to my weight going up. That lead to me exercising excessively to try stop the weight gain. This has lead to arthritis in my feet and today's spinal problems, all because my body hasn't been able to heal. I've also got gastric reflux as a result.
 
Seriously, I never knew a partners snoring could have such bad consequences for my health. My Doctor has asked Sue to call to see him about ways to treat snoring. In the mean-time, I'm 'sleeping' in another room after taking a regular concoction of medication! Codeine, Cocodamol, etc.
So, once I can hold my head up without severe pain, I'll continue. (pain relief at the hospital is working tonight!).
I'll post a photo of my messy new art room set-up soon (I tried to post it from York during week but, it wouldn't work via mobile phone).
Oh, then I'll continue with these Onions!
« Last Edit: July 05, 2014, 03:13:08 PM by Tony (ASM) »
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Reply #241 on: July 05, 2014, 05:00:38 PM
so that is why my wife eats so much  :-\

Seriously though - I hope you get yourself back up on your feet again soon Tony O0


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Reply #242 on: July 11, 2014, 09:24:57 AM
Aw Tony...if only I'd known. I wouldn't have been so hard on you...highly unlikely, but it's the thought that counts!  ;)

I truly am sorry for your pain and discomforts. I sincerely hope another course other than surgery can be found. Do be wary of those painkillers, they can lead to more troubles than one might suspect.

At least now I know who to blame for my up and down weight variances!  >:D
  :idea: I shall have to banish Lloyd to sleeping in the trees with the monkeys upon my return!  ;D
Cheers, Val

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Reply #243 on: July 12, 2014, 09:50:15 AM
Tony, trust they will find a quick solution to your problem.  Get better soon!
Jill
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Reply #244 on: July 13, 2014, 06:22:23 AM
Aw Tony...if only I'd known. I wouldn't have been so hard on you...highly unlikely, but it's the thought that counts!  ;)

I truly am sorry for your pain and discomforts. I sincerely hope another course other than surgery can be found. Do be wary of those painkillers, they can lead to more troubles than one might suspect.

At least now I know who to blame for my up and down weight variances!  >:D
  :idea: I shall have to banish Lloyd to sleeping in the trees with the monkeys upon my return!  ;D


Ah Val! You are such a sweetie!  :1hug: :knuppel2:
You'll be pleased to know, today I'm beginning to feel a bit better!  :yippee:  Constant pain is starting to ease but my fingers are still numb. Clearly the trapped nerve and bone spurs won't budge.
I've ordered a Inversion Table to decompress my spine! Have you ever heard of one? It's like a torture chamber gadget!  :crazy2: :D
Anyway, I haven't done the Onions but, I did sit down for 20 mins just to draw something free-hand. I just had to do something to get going!


It's just a quick sloppy drawing of a building I took a photo of in York. I may draw it detailed but, I've got too much work to catch up with so, I'll probably leave it with this rough sketch and get on with my Onions for this thread:


« Last Edit: July 13, 2014, 06:34:02 AM by Tony (ASM) »
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Reply #245 on: July 13, 2014, 06:26:02 AM
Your building is off to a good start, Tony.

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Reply #246 on: July 13, 2014, 06:32:37 AM
Your building is off to a good start, Tony.

aloha

mea


Ah Mea! Thank you but, it's nothing serious. It was a loose sloppy drawing just chosen at random to get me back to drawing. I've got lots of serious work lined up waiting and this will probably go in the bin!
I was astonished at how my patience has taken a knock. I'm returning to my keeping focused now and getting on with my Onions!
Cheers  :1hug:
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Reply #247 on: July 13, 2014, 07:16:44 AM
I beg to differ.  Look at all the lines in that drawing.  They look well done to me.

Keep at it.

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Reply #248 on: July 16, 2014, 11:27:21 AM
  This is lovely Tony! I'm just flapping my ears with Joy     (this is Joy, not me)! This drawing has so much promise, you really mustn't bin it. If you bin it....I want it, I can see a lovely line and wash here.... or perhaps a pastel (I have some now)...not very sure how to use them yet, but I will...Dennis is going to show me!   :yippee:

Very happy to hear you are doing better, now dry your eyes and show me your onions! 
Cheers, Val

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Reply #249 on: July 16, 2014, 03:05:24 PM
Lovely work Tony-hope you're feeling better soon!
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Reply #250 on: July 16, 2014, 03:39:53 PM
I hope you are back up and running soon Tony, I feel your pain as I have had back problems for many years. Hopefully it wont be long before you are in full swing and into your art again. That drawing looks like a good start.


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Reply #251 on: July 16, 2014, 09:57:16 PM
  This is lovely Tony! I'm just flapping my ears with Joy     (this is Joy, not me)! This drawing has so much promise, you really mustn't bin it. If you bin it....I want it, I can see a lovely line and wash here.... or perhaps a pastel (I have some now)...not very sure how to use them yet, but I will...Dennis is going to show me!   :yippee:

Very happy to hear you are doing better, now dry your eyes and show me your onions! 



LMHO!  :2funny:  Joy is a proper flappy chappy!
The York pic has been binned! I'll be doing it again though  ;)  but only after I've done the onion drawing for this thread. I'll post the York pic to a new thread once I start it.
PS. My back pain and finger numbness remains despite me buying an Inversion Table (You lay on it and gradually tilt backwards until you are virtually upside down....with a blue head as blood rushes to send 'ya spinning dizzy! (It gives relief all the time I'm upside-down but, results in nausea all day!
Anyway, back to my Onions...
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Reply #252 on: July 16, 2014, 10:57:01 PM
Shame the York pic got binned, glad you'll be doing it later though. It's a very nice scene.

You lay on it and gradually tilt backwards until you are virtually upside down....with a blue head as blood rushes to send 'ya spinning dizzy! (It gives relief all the time I'm upside-down but, results in nausea all day!
Anyway, back to my Onions...

Are you trying to tell me you're a blue-blood now? Right then your Lordship  ::)  we shall look forward to whatever you can manage. You might want to try adjusting your inverted time a bit, might help keep the nausea to a minimum. Sincerely hope you can get put to rights soon. Cheers love, just a thought ...try and keep the pints to a minimum before inverting yourself, eh?  ;)
Cheers, Val

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Reply #253 on: July 17, 2014, 02:20:31 AM
I fished out the York sketch and used a Art Pen and water brush to slop some rough tonal colour on! Added a frame after using a sepia fx and whalla! Turned it into something better! I won't post it here so as to keep in line with the thread. Its on my gallery.
Now back on with my Onion drawing. (I'm in the car with my art gear at the moment!)
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Reply #254 on: July 17, 2014, 05:03:11 AM
Happy to here that you are a bit better,  hope your inverted table device helps,  i will go and see your gallery, i am sure that sketch turned into a lovely painting.  Realy like the subject.
Thinking of you, get well soon.
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