Friday, October 14, 2011

Yet another long overdue report!

I am truly sorry for the lateness of this progress report, such as it is. More than a week ago I woke up with a leg that was throbbing with pain. It felt like that nano second when you get a super cramp. The problems were that it covered my entire leg, not just one muscle or muscle group. It went from my hip socket to my toes. It had that sharp cramping feeling, but the cramp never came, just the pain. And it lingered for a couple of days. I was still under the assumption that I had some form of cramp. I have had alot of cramps in my legs since I was a kid, but this was something new. So I gave it a day or too. Nothing changed so I got worried. Again thinking it was something to do with the fibromyalgia, which it did turn out to be. But before the doctor would own to that, I was checked for other things like blood clots and all that. Especially since all I do is sit. I drive to sit, then get up to drive to sit some more. I am a professional sitter, ha. Anyway I was scanned, poked, drained and prodded and it seems more nerve things are going on. Oh boy. I am still kind of down and out because of this. Even tho I am sitting 99.9 percent of the time, the pain is kind of distracting for sure. Anyway add that to the arthritis and the rest of the fibromyalgia I have and it makes for a great combo of pain and stiffness in the joints and muscles. So needless to say things have been moving slowly here at Lightning Legion secret HQ.

Here is another concept piece for Number 13, enjoy the pencils because I am gonna slop some ink on it soon.....

Also when I was in a late night pissed off at all the pain I started a impro kind of life strip that I will try to work on when the pain is too much to do any kind of quality work...ha.

I actually did two strips of this before the pain got too bad and my mind was traveling elsewhere with the doctor appointments and pain and tests and enjoy both as the plot heats up....ha

And once again I will try harder to keep you loyal Legionnaires updated as much as possible. Just sometimes I haven't made much progress, and even I get tired of myself complaining about the pain....

thanks Legionnaires for baring with me.


  1. Tom, I was getting worried. You were going to the show with your action figures, and no news.
    I'm sorry to hear you are have MORE pains.

    The Number 13 art piece is awesome, and she's HOT!

    Your hand in it's own strip? Or just something scary? Either way, more awesome art. I always look forward to your next art post! If you don't have art to post, just let us know that you are still going.

    Lloyd, (always) Loyal Legionnaire!

  2. Wonderful art for the Number 13, and the life strip, which reminded me of something from the horror comics. Both are super nice. Man, me and my brother have had our share of health problems here and there. His mostly deal with weight issues, and mine with high blood pressure. We are a generation of sitters as you said. We've both started walking at least 30 minutes a day. I missed yesterday, but that's the goal, and it's hard. But it keeps the blood flowing and a bit of exercise helps in other ways: depression, weight loss, and so many others. Our lives are so sedentary these days, our ancestors are probably rolling over in their graves. So anytime I can force a bit more exercise in my lifestyle I try even if it's parking a bit further from the Walmart so I'll have to walk a bit further.