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Wed Aug 5, 2015, 3:35 PM
hi! it's been awhile since I wrote a journal, so I thought it might be time. I think I haven't written because all I have to say is negative. but that's the way it's been, so there you go.

the last time I wrote I was going to have my second epidural cortisone injection. that didn't work any better than the first one did. it was very depressing. I realized that not much is gonna help.

I've been to the movies a couple of times which is pretty exciting. before this illness I couldn't handle being around so many people and out of the house so long. maybe this is an example of me getting stronger.

I'm really weak physically but it seems like I might be becoming emotionally stronger. an example...I noticed that three of the fingers on my left hand were starting to act like the trigger finger was back. my surgeon promised that the surgeries were a permanent fix. that's why I agreed to go along with so much pain and lots of PT and they're still not quite healed. she gave me cortisone injections in all three fingers. I've never had such painful injections. if they're not better in 3 weeks, she wants to do surgery again.

the strong part was, I was able to deal with it, and the injections, I didn't cry or have a panic attack. the doctor said it didn't work because of my diabetes. so be it.

for quite awhile I was too down and the pain was so bad, sitting on a desk chair long enough to paint that I could do it much. I'm learning to manage the little bit of energy and tolerance to things that are painful. I am painting ATCs now, since they're faster and less daunting than larger works. I hope you're enjoying them.

enough for now. I'll be around when I can.

much love!


Artist | Traditional Art
United States
i'm ruthie. i live in the san francisco bay area, the best place in the world!
i paint, draw, take photographs, and think, oh, and worry, too.
all abstract all the time!

i'm the proud founder of Spirals-and-Swirls :iconspirals-and-swirls: and
expressionist-art: :iconexpressionist-art:
i am also :iconmerpagigglesnort: check her/me out in that account.

want to contact me?
twitter: @verycrazyruthie

avatar by :iconingase:

my puppeh is a dorgi :iconmackieplz:

stamp Peace black 01a by R9Astamp Peace black 01a by R9Astamp Peace black 01a by R9Astamp Peace black 01a by R9Astamp Peace black 01a by R9A

I Heart dA by TwiggyTeeluckI :heart: Coffee Stamp by dreamylittlethingsProud owner of a shelter dog by xpekalxStamp: I'm not weird by Roxy317Give A Llama Get A Llama Stamp by eexi
have a look at my blog!

give me llamas! i love 'em and i'll give 'em back

3D Llama Badge by cezkid i got my 1000th llama today! (11/11/14)

hi there!

:heart::heart::heart:Thank You... by jennyleigh:heart::heart::heart:

hi! welcome to my page!

:nod::bulletblue: gramma ruth always said, if you don't have anything nice to say,don't say anything at all :bulletblue: :nod:

you can fave and run, you can leave a comment, give me a llama (PLEASE!), you can just look at this page and then you'll be giving me a pageview! you can thank me if you want, you don't have to, though. :)

i love random conversations i love meeting new people and i'm really interested in your opinion about my art.

ill probably look at your gallery instead of thanking you....but don't surprised if you get thanked, too

it's nice to meet you!
Hypnose by Mr-StampHypnose by Mr-StampHypnose by Mr-Stamp

mah puppeh

this is mackie...
Sleepy Mackie by crazyruthie

makie's a dorgi (half dachshund and half corgi....could you get a better mix?).
two of the most awesome dogs all rolled into one fab dog!

he's 9 years old. i got him from a rescue shelter that i volunteered at.. i saw him and it was love at first sight!

he's my constant companion. he's happy to be alive!

much love and i miss you! i'll try to be around more, but you know how it goes! 

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7markus7 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
:wave: Hi ruthie , your card and ATC arrived with todays´mail , thank you !
            ATC is very beautiful , it looks like mountains to me .
             I wonder how something so small can look so great ,
             it´s wonderful :hug:
             Do you do them with very small brush ?
Dee58 Featured By Owner 6 days ago   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave :)
jbbartronart Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for adding my works to your collection. I appreciate you going deep into my gallery for Morphine. I don't think anyone has seen it in six months.
cogwurx Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you for the :+fav:!
Brangwyn12 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015
Thank You for the llama!!:happybounce: 
jbbartronart Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Ruthie!
DasGhul Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015   General Artist



Ghoulish Thanks!

AeliaNaqwiDesigns Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bildband Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the fav., Ruthie:-)
jbbartronart Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Ruthie, thank you for adding "Of Frost" to your fabulous collection.
leothefox Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015   General Artist
.:Happy star:. How are you lately, Ruthie? La love I miss you! Love 
Campo-Diaz Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015
Thank you so much for the :+fav:.
Bildband Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the fav. again, Ruthie; you make me happy;:-))
jbbartronart Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Ruthie, thanks for adding "Hunger" to your amazing collection.
I hope this note finds you well and happy.
crazyruthie Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015   Traditional Artist
you are most welcome! i'm afraid i'm not well or happy, but i'm going to write a journal about. it's kind of you to wish me well! :)
jbbartronart Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I like you. Besides, you have a star after your name now. In this country, that means you can get away with major crimes, so I have to be careful.
rollarius55 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A late thx for this fave

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creapicform Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015
Ruthie, thank you very much :)
jbbartronart Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Roofie!!
MateoGraph Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Professional Artist
Hi! Hi RuthieHug 
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