August 6th, 2013: Another Status Update / Hiatus

Hi everyone, it’s been a while since I’ve posted any real status updates (aside from Facebook). This is the first time in a while I’ve been able to type on a computer.

As some of you may know I was in the hospital for about 10 days, I’ve been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. I suppose it all makes sense now, what started with my wrist pain in 2011, then more recently the numbness in my leg along with my vision was all due to me living with MS and not knowing it. There were signs, like my focus on my work dropped sharply (hence my increasingly sloppy update schedule) I kept blaming myself for being lazy or unmotivated, but could never understand why I couldn’t get as much done while I was still putting in the same hours. It was like I was living in a haze.

I’m not sure what most of this means yet, as I’m still adjusting to the diagnosis, but it’s obviously something I have to live with for the rest of my life so I’m going to try and be as positive as possible. After some extensive treatment (wherein I had the plasma removed from my body and replaced over the course of 5 days, with another 5 days of steroids through an IV) I have noticed my vision is significantly better. Also, the prognosis for vision symptoms of MS is good, so I can expect it to keep improving for the next while. I’m only now noticing details that I haven’t seen in recent memory, which leads me to believe that my eyes were affected for longer than I originally thought.

As for now, the comic is going on hiatus, I’m not giving up and I refuse to regardless of this condition. I’m just not 100% there yet. I miss working on the comic more than anything, and engaging with all of you, I just need to take this time to rest, heal and to try to get back to normal.

Thanks again for your continued support, at least things make a lot more sense now.

Posted by: Holly