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Going in for surgery tomorrow. For those that don't know, I have been dealing with Stage IV Colon Cancer since Sept 2014. While my colon is now cleared after surgery in 2014, the cancer had moved to my liver as well (thus the stage IV diagnosis)...

However I have been really lucky, after a minor procedure in 2015 called a TACE (chemo beads fed from the artery in my leg directly to my liver to kill the cancer cells at the source) I got 8 months more of great life before my liver failed in Jan. 2016. Luckily for me after 2 bouts of chemo treatment, a month later I was back to normal... and have been good for most of the year, after having 7 more treatments.

But now my liver is acting up again slowly, and while I could go a few more months without fear, my doctors have thought it best to do a 2nd TACE this week (Thursday morning) and hopefully give me another year at least... So that is where I am. 

Though in other good news, decided to start drawing again after a year of not touching Photoshop or my wacom... unfortunately due to my first chemo treatment, I have only about 80% feeling in my hands and feet. I am in constant pain, and it requires holding things a lot tighter in order to keep them in my grip. Not to mention walking is like walking on nails... thank god for Tylenol.

So to start Spring off with a bang, I have decided to start uploading again. Probably in about 8 weeks, it will take some time to recover from this week... but you should notice more work for the rest of the year. Hopefully on a weekly basis. Thank you to all my supporters out there... your help is worth more to me than you'll ever know. Peace.

Bobby - 4/14/17
Valkyrie One
This was done as a challenge among friends, to do a piece in our own style inspired by the classic Valkyrie illustration by artist Bill Willingham, in the 1st Edition Fiend Folio...
This is an odd post, cause I am not sure if I've ever told anyone here except for those close enough to follow me on Facebook. But I have cancer of the liver. It was in my colon where it started in 2014, but that has been dealt with and I am happy to say I have kept my colon, and don't have to use a colostomy bag.

My surgeon has okayed me for 5 years, but because I am a high risk, she will check me every year for 2 more years. Anyway the liver was fine for about 8 months, and then I became jaundice, but after 2 treatments of chemo, I was back to normal. I have 3 more treatments to go, before whatever comes next. But I have been responding well.

About to turn 51 in 2 weeks on the 10th, so I am pretty happy about that considering they told me I would not have more than 3 months without treatment back in Sept 2014. It's been a tough 2 years, but I am stronger than I knew.

Anyway that is me in a nutshell, art comes and goes, I will have to post something as a sort of anniversary mileage point... so see you in September!


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Null-Entity Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankyou kindly for the watch :D
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Happy 50 completions of Terra's orbit around Sol since uterus expulsion day Bobby! =p
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HitokiriChibi Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch ^____^
Jaybezz Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
You just made me SO happy!  You knocked that piece out of the PARK
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ZuluJ Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the llama! :3
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AmyWrona Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
I made a new account.
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Ysvyri Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
NEWATLAS7 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Thanks for the :+fav:! :)
niji707 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012   Digital Artist
:hug: thank you so much for the :+fav:s!!! :blowkiss:

BrittMartin Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks for the fav add!
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