I walked out with an order to follow up with another doctor on a possible problem, as well as a slew of blood tests I need to call the lab and set up an appointment for. They're going to look, again, at my thyroid, amongst other things. It's possible my extreme exhaustion, grumpiness, and more could be linked to other things (ya think?) Anyway, they made sure to say that even if they find anything, I need to take those tests to another doctor to follow up, and frankly they think I should anyway because I have too many symptoms.
I'd sort of been holding out hope that all my problems were related to my gaining weight and breaking up with Vermont. The doctors think it's otherwise (silver lining to that one? Maybe the weight-gain isn't 100% my fault. I'd still wager a minimum of 80% is though.) So, now I have to try and find a local doctor who will actually take the time to listen and research a bit and try to figure this out. All the doctors out here only want to see you if you have a sore throat, they're not interested in the unknown, and they've been a problem for me for a long time. Admittedly, I haven't put in a great deal of effort in looking for new ones either, because looking for a new one seemed... silly. So there's a new project for me. Yay. Or something.
Speaking of new projects, I'm starting on fairies! Well, fairies and other magical creatures! I had been drawing them since high school and only recently realized there is an interest (a BIG one) and since I love them, I'm testing things out and seeing if it's an additional direction to take my art studio! This is my first one all sketched out:
|It's going to be in watercolors. 9x12"|
Now I just have to get over my ambivalence that I'll screw it up since I just heaped all this "potential" on it, and made it an opportunity I think I'd really like and might open all sorts of doors for myself... That fairy just got pretty darn heavy, man!
Happy Friday everyone!