martedì 13 ottobre 2015

update

18 months ago I fell and injured my back. The fall aggravated  a condition I have called  isthmic spondylolisthesis http://www.spine-health.com/video/isthmic-spondylolisthesis-video. With multiple disc bulges and nerve root compression both my legs were effected as well as my back  making walking , sitting and standing for prolonged periods difficult .

I have made a lot of progress for which I am grateful for . My treatment is conservative and on-going with physio therapy , exercises, stretching and pain management . Ozone therapy during the last nine months has given me hope and helped greatly with pain relief .

Artwise I have painted on and off in this period within my limitations . I am now feeling much more positive and the pain is managable so I can really start to focus on my artwork. I'm looking forward to posting and sharing on-line once again.

A word of thanks to anyone who has taken the time to visit my sketchbook and my facebook page during this time . 

18 commenti:

Christy Lemp ha detto...

So good to hear from you Jane and glad your treatments are helping. You're too young to have these troubles! Prayers to you for ongoing health and comfort, and strength and spirit. We all miss you and hope you are able to return to the art world when you feel better. You have a great talent.

Judy ha detto...

Good to hear from you, Jane! Eighteen monts is a long time, and we missed you. I hope your condition is getting better more and more, and I can't wait to see your paintings again. All the best! xx Judy

MARTY ha detto...

oh dear Jane, it's sad to read that !
I wish you to go better so that you
can go on with your works !
alle the best

Studio at the Farm ha detto...

Jane, I often wondered what happened to you. How terrible! It sounds excruciatingly painful. I hope you continue to make good progress with healing!!!
Thank you so much for posting.
Kathryn

Sadami ha detto...

Hi, Jane, take it easy! How painful and shcocking things happend on! But you're brave and overcoming it. Furthermore, you're submlimating pains and difficulty into beauty and joy in art. Here I am!! I love your work and who you are in any context. I have a great empathy for your tough situation. I walked again eventually. Then, a physio confessed, "I expected you would never walk again." My rehab and treatment, too, are ongoing. Jane, I'll always cheer you up and support you with all my heart. Keep up your rehab and treatment that require a great patience and time. I believe Hope only visits a person who will never give up. You don't need to reply. Please put your life, health and family first. Best wishes, deep love, Sadami

Vandy ha detto...

I've missed your beautiful paintings. Glad you're getting better. Looking forward to seeing more when you feel up to it.

Much love,

Vandy

Fernando Chaguaceda ha detto...

Deseo una rápida recuperación y seguir disfrutando de sus trabajos.
Saludos

veredit - isabella kramer ha detto...

Hi Jane, I'm so sorry for your physical pain and hope that your treatment make
sone everything well again. I miss you and your so wonderful work very much.
So I'm really happy to hear that you're on a way up. Send you my very best wishes
and warm hugs.

isabella

Susan Liles ha detto...

Sorry to hear of your injuries. Hope you heal so the pain is gone and you can concentrate on painting.

timamót ha detto...

I wish you to recuperate. I've always liked your painting and I hope to continue seeing it.
Fita Suarez

John (JWJarts) ha detto...

Sorry to hear about your health/injury issues Jane. It's good to know you're feeling positive and getting back into your art. Can't wait to see some more of your work. ;-)

JANE MINTER ha detto...

Christy,Judy,Marty,Kathryn,Sadami,Vandy,Fernando,Isabella,Susan,Fita, and John
a heartfelt thanks to all of you for your kind wishes ..look forward to catching up with all your artworks.

Christiane Kingsley ha detto...

I am so sorry to hear about your back injury, but I am glad that you are starting to feel better. I simply had a sciatica attack for a few weeks during the summer and the pain was excruciating and I could not wait to get better. I really feel for you and hope that every day will lessen the pain and bring some improvement. Take good care of yourself, Jane.

JANE MINTER ha detto...

thank you so much Christiane .

Irina Rekhviashvili ha detto...

Jane, I am so sorry.
I wish you to find power to be positive and optimistic (best help) to overcome the disease. And please paint out your fears and pain, art always helps.

JANE MINTER ha detto...

hi there Irina thank you ..you are so right art does help ..hope all is well

BERT Berry ha detto...

Dear Jane, I have only just found this post and am desperately sorry to hear of your painful injury. I too had a bad episode of back pain which resulted in surgery and a titanium implant in my spine, so I feel for you dear Jane. I really missed your lovely work on FB and assumed you were busy with your family, not realising the situation you were in. Please accept my apologies for not contacting you sooner and I do so hope your recovery continues to go well. With much love, Lindsay. XXX

JANE MINTER ha detto...

Dear Lindsay, thank you so very much I really appreciate your kind message I had no idea you had had spinal surgery ...no apology needed I'm lucky to be doing well... really hope we can meet up to paint together in the not too distant future... love Jane x