Over the past two years, my mothers health has been slowly deteriorating. She was weak and becoming extremely forgetful. She's only 62, so we thought it was the medication she was on (for her diabetes). Not having insurance (for the initial reason both her and my father have diabetes, and no insurance company would come near them, since it was a 'pre-existing condition') they were slow in getting a diagnosis. When she forgot the name of her children and grandchildren they took her in for an MRI.
It turns out she has a tumor that was pressing her brain into her skull affecting her memory and motor functions. The neurosurgeon was very clear...If we did nothing, she would be dead in six months. If we operated, she might get 1-1 1/2 years (2 at most). the reason being they couldn't get to the whole tumor, but were trying for 90% of it. Unfortunately, they couldn't get that 90% (but they did say they got close).
Currently she can no longer form whole sentences, and can't feed herself, so someone has to be with her at all times. We're hoping this changes with time, but presently we just don't know. I'm not sure what will be done when she's discharged from the hospital. I'm currently either going straight to the hospital from work, or skipping work altogether.
What this means for my art, I just don't know. I do draw as a form of catharsis to escape stress, but right now I have no desire to do anything. My family needs me right now and art is a low priority. For everyone who has been asking me when I'm re-opening commissions, I'd have to say that those estimates will be postponed. All 'MRP' and 'The Sacrifice' pages MAY be put on hold as well. I say 'may' since I might feel like drawing in a week, or I might not feel like drawing for another six months. I just felt I owed it to everyone to keep them informed in case I dropped off the planet for the time being.