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I guess I don't have many followers left here on dA, I haven't logged in in months and my camera is only used for snapshots and vacation photos. My back is not much better, the fracture is healed of course, but since I have fibromyalgia my muscles around the fracture are not behaving nicely and it makes my life even more hell than it was before the accident. Pain killers are unavoidable and that is a creativity killer.

I have some outlets for my creativity that don't include me crawling around with a camera to get to the right angle ;P I have years and years of cat photos to make scrapbooks from (all the cats are better than fine, spoiled brats...), a huge project in it self. I also make scrapbooks from vacation photos and other odds and ends, and a recipe book + cards. I also made all the invitations to my wedding (got married 2 months ago!) and I sell some cards to friends that want something special.
I still make jewelry from time to time (usually when I need something myself to match something I want to wear), sew a bit, do cross stitch projects (mostly Christmas related) and make 90% of all Christmas presents myself. I can do about a gazillon types of crafts if I have the energy and the low pain level.

And there is the writing. I haven't stopped writing. May have taken a bit of a break this summer, I have been feeling a bit down and haven't had much to say. 2009 was the worst year ever, starting with a broken spine and ending with a fire that made our house inhabitable one cat missing (got him back after 3 weeks and then almost lost him again to liver problems) and me badly burned and in the hospital, 2010 hasn't been that much better with lots of problems getting back in our house and my father dying of cancer the day after our wedding. It's hard to keep your spirits up when everything gets slapped in your face at once.
I've started one new project this summer though, something I've been thinking about for a long time, a page about Norway. Many ask me questions about Norway and Norwegians, and now my answers are collected in one place. You can find it here:

aboutnorway.wordpress.com/

Other than that it's not much going on really. I prefer it that way, there has been too many happenings. My brain needs a break, and maybe one day I can come back to dA with new pictures and better health. Until then; I hope you are having a blast here and that the creativity is flowing =)

If you want to contact me about anything I'm easy to find on Facebook (my first name is Lexidh) and at lexidh@gmail.com
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  • Eating: Strawberries
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beadsofcompassion Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
omg! i'm so sad ur not on much anymore. i finally found u by serendipity! when i first saw anything on deviantart, your artwork was the only one that stood out! several years later, i've finally created a deviantart.

hoping you're ok right now... thanks for having shared ur art w/ all of us for so long!
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synnn Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
I'm so sorry to hear what a hard time you've been having. I hope you do come back to dA eventually, when things settle down, and I hope that happens soon so you can get a break and relax. Wishing you better luck and all the best!
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AcousticalKarma Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
please feel better and i wish you much luck and happiness! i'll be patiently waiting if you ever do come back to dA
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UnaGale Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Student Artist
I am sorry you've been having a hard time these last couple of years, I really hope it will turn out for the better in the future, you know - tomorrow is a new day.
And congrats on the wedding I wish good luck with everything. :hug:
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lexidh Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
Thanks :hug:
I hope to get better, but I'm not an optimist anymore. More realist and try to move on with what I have and what I can do. My brain works, so I can still do a lot =)
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OllyHymnia Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Professional General Artist
I'm sorry to hear about all this. :-/

Just curious - have you been diagnosed with fibro by one or more physicians? It occurs in less than 4% of the population, and can be mistaken if a patient self-diagnoses, since so many of its symptoms could easily be other issues.

I wish you luck with everything - congratulations on your wedding again! :D (Also, I'm really digging your Wordpress blog about Norway - I have plans to visit sometime in the next couple of years, and I'm always looking for perspective from native Norwegians, which seems to be hard to get!)
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lexidh Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
I've gotten the diagnosis about 7 times over the last 20 years, so I'm sure =( Tried to get out of it 5 years ago, got myself a new doctor, said nothing to him about anything that had been found before and asked him to figure it out once and for all. Got sent on a 3 week stay in a hospital that only works with giving the right diagnosis to people and help then cope with what they have, and there was no question about it, they all agreed. Especially the trigger point test was a clean giveaway. That f*cking hurts BAD if you have fibromyalgia. I'm never doing that again, but everyone that say they have fibromyalgia should take this test. If they want to kill the person doing it to them they probably have it ;P

Native Norwegians don't like to talk about Norway it seems. But so many people ask! I just had to collect all the answers somewhere, after years of repeating myself.
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OllyHymnia Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
Gotcha. Point very well taken. I wish you the best of luck and also, less pain and more comfort!

Torbjørn, Tarjei, and Geir Olav all seem quite cheerful to answer my questions about Norway when I have them, but they and you are the only Norwegians I know! Still, I like reading your blog - it's really informative and also fun to read. Your writing has a nice flow to it, and there are bits of humor too. :)

Be well!
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ZoeSotet Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm so sorry to hear you have have been having such a rough time. :(
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