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Wake up

Fatigue has been my companion for nearly 4 days, including the weekend. I can’t seem to wake up for long. While I still don’t have a regular CNA for Saturday’s, I do have return visits from CNAs that fit well here. Saturday the CNA arrived at 4pm to 7pm which was perfect for me because […]

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Therapy Review : Security Shaken

I left something behind in the hospital. Under pain and pressure my mind split and broke, but it’s much more than that. I’ve been shaken to the core. I feel like I should apologize for still talking about the affects of the hospitalization, like I should be over this. Anyway, what Dr. D and I […]

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Hematology Appointment

My blood and ANA are better than projected. There are no new blood clots and no infections so things are good. I’m pleased with today’s appointment. I went to see the Hematologist but canceled my therapy appointment bc I couldn’t do two heavy assignments back to back. As a matter of fact, I had a […]

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Day Three

After the amputation there has been significantly less CRSD pain. I will not attempt to explain it bc I don’t know if it’s a combination of the nerves and pain medication making a difference. I simply don’t know why there’s less CRSD after the amputation, but there is. I could be bc the nerves down […]

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My Green Family

Wrigley. I’m not green but my family is. 😁 Looking beautiful. That’s my boy. Awww, so sweet! Faith

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Sunflower Visions

Title: Sunflower VisionsArt by: Faith Magdalene AustinMedium: Watercolor and colored pencil on watercolor paperSize: 9 x 10 inches, Finish: Signed, dated, unmountedStyle: Surreal, Abstract,  Art details: Sunburst, faces, swirls, eyes and hands reaching out are just part of what you’ll see in this colorful, jam packed art piece. Lively orange, vivid purple, lime and sage green […]

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Wild Things

Title: Wild ThingsArt by: Faith Magdalene AustinMedium: Acrylic collage on heavy cardstockSize: 9×12 inches, Finish: Sealed, signed, dated, unmountedStyle: Collage, Surreal, Abstract Figurative, raw Art details: Cut outs of my own art have been arranged to create “Wild Things.” Sunflowers, koi fish, African faces, Asian faces and more have been mixed together in a wild collage. […]

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Art Therapy Work

These pieces were worked on in the last two weeks. There’s been a lot of art lately but hardly any of it has hit the internet. I’m falling behind on it, however, today there are a few to show. They’re all four different from one another. Creating them was quite emotional, especially the last piece […]

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Therapy Review: Getting Better

The nurse came out today. I asked her to speak plainly. She said, “You’re not going to get better.” I burst into tears. It’s not like I am unaware, it’s just hard to hear. She added that I’ll have good and bad days. I still cried. It makes me sad, this new life. I’m still […]

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Woes

Content : Suicide discussion. Physical updates. Flashbacks of abuse. Abuse. The nurse will be here tomorrow. I’ve fallen 3x in a week so things are a bit messy right now. I’ve been told I pushed too hard, tried to do too much. I’ll see Dr D tomorrow as well. He is concerned about what he […]