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Hey everyone! Been a while since the last update. I've been busy as always with baby Ember. Mom-ing is a lot of work! I'm hoping to have a baby dragon sale soon, but my wrist has been acting up a lot lately... hauling Ember around all day has really caused my tendonitis to flare up something fierce, and then sculpting on top of that hasn't helped. Normally, I'd just go get a cortisone shot, but they won't give me anymore. The next step has to be surgery, unfortunately. :(

So I've been resting my hand for a couple days (which is making me crazy, I have unfinished dragons just sitting here taunting me O_o) I was hoping to put off surgery for as long as possible, but my stupid wrist is going downhill so fast it has to happen in the next month probably. 6 weeks of recovery and downtime isn't looking very fun, especially with a baby. Kinda freaking out. Ugh :/  

Anyway, enough about that. I've listed a couple more Dice Dragons on Ebay. Check them out if you fancy a bid:

Green: www.ebay.com/itm/121293298108
Purple: www.ebay.com/itm/121293301786

Green and Purple Dice Dragons by DragonsAndBeasties

Oh and don't forget there is a giveaway going on through March 22 (next Saturday) on facebook. www.facebook.com/notes/dragons…

Take care guys! I hope you are all doing well! I'll try to have my assistant Dezi help me catch up on emails this weekend. I know some of you have been waiting quite a while for a reply ^^; 
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Strange-1 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Oh no! Well hopefully the surgery makes it much better and you won't have issues anymore. :)
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KateKMilo Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014   Filmographer
magnesium is a great vitamin to take when I have chronic muscle problems.  Magnesium is one of the carrier chemicals to transmit messages between all the different cells in your body, so it improves things like nerve signals, and lactic acid removal and molecular transportation and what have you.  If you do try it, make sure to get a high quality vitamin.  It won't cure anything, but it may make the pain and fatigue more manageable while you are waiting for your surgery or even afterwards to help heal back up.   I had a health issue that kept me from art-ing for a year in 2011 and it was the worst!!   so yeah, that's my magnesium shpeele.  Hope you get that sorted, I LOVE your sculptures =^.^=
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dragonlover219 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
awww im sorry to hear that. I ould never make that decision.. im a wimp about needles and pain. best of luck. get well soon :)
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LeiliaK Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh gosh, I'm so sorry to hear that your wrist pain is getting worse! :(  That must be incredibly frustrating!  I've been fighting some severe shoulder and neck pain when I sculpt.  Chiropractic visits seem to keep it mostly at bay for me, but recently it's been getting worse.

Sending lots and lots of good healing thoughts your way!  I imagine the thought of surgery is pretty terrifying, but I hope you can get the relief you need soon. <3
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hannahknits18 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student General Artist
I hope your wrist will get better.
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Spigos Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwww! I'm sorry to hear that :c :hug: I hope everything will be better soon!
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Myuniverseinabox Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
well hope ur wrist gets better btw lovely dragons
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ConsultingArtist Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hoping for the best! i wish you good luck and i hope you feel better!
here, have a little dragon for you (first attempt ever, sory!! haha)
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Nezumi12 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Stupid Question Alert!

Have you tried sculpting/drawing with your off hand? (Not sure if you're right- or left-handed.)

But anyway, my SO has tendon issues so I know they can be really problematic, especially when you're a crafter (she loves to write and crochet) and with any luck you'll be back to sculpting/drawing (and more importantly, Ember handling) in no time. Just remember to take it easy, follow doctor's orders regarding recovery time/restrictions, and that you have many, many people praying for you and wishing you the best.

Good luck and feel better.
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Witchwater Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi there!

I'm sorry to hear that your tendonitis is causing you so much distress! But being in a similar situation (having tendonitis in both arms) and having found a non-surgical solution, I thought I'd share my experiences.

I'll add my support to CelestrialDarkmoon's comment.  Chiropractic may not be an instant fix (it will take time and a regiment of treatment to help), but it is a great improvement over surgery - cheaper, all-natural.  Yes, the surgery is an "instant fix," but what they don't tell you is that the surgery is, frequently, only a *temporary* fix.  The problem is typically the swelling in the area which is pinching your nerves and causing the pain.  The surgery "loosens up" the area to let the nerve have more room, but if you don't do anything to fix the swelling itself, you'll eventually be in pain again -- only this time, the surgery won't do as much good, if any.

(I used to be a licensed massage therapist that specialized in tendonitis / carpal tunnel massage, and my day job has me working with a Chiropractor, Acupuncturist, and Naturopath, so I'm a huge advocate for doing things naturally and turning to drugs/surgery as a last resort. ;)  One of the first things they taught us in massage school was that "tidbit" about surgeries.  Scary stuff!)

Also, another "not-an-instant-fix-but-it-really-does-help" suggestion that worked for me: have you considered that you may have a sensitivity to certain foods?  If you have a sensitivity to a food, your body may be having an inflammation reaction that you may not even be aware of (because you might not be getting the usual "I'm sensitive" symptoms like gassiness, indigestion, etc).  I did a 30-day elimination change-in-diet and found out that I'm gluten sensitive, where I'd been eating it all my life!  I got rid of the gluten and my tendonitis has been disappearing!  I have not changed my lifestyle at all, aside from the gluten.  I was *floored*.  And I was able to sculpt again! :D

So...yeah.  None of these are insta-fixes, but discovering my food sensitivity has been letting my body heal itself, as it's been meant to do!

I won't get into the details unless you're interested in hearing more, but I wanted to share my experience with you.  I've had no tendonitis complaints lately, and I'm on a computer every day all day, and sculpting when I'm not on the computer.  Where before I couldn't even do dishes, sculpt, or paint for more than 10 minutes.  And all it took was getting rid of the food to which I was sensitive.

Whatever your choice, I hope you feel better soon!  You're a great artist and it's always a pleasure to see your new creations. :)
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