It was actually on the 12th, but things... well, I've been sick since Labor Day weekend. That's mostly my own fault because I have a really hard time just stopping and let things run there course. Which is what I'm doing today.
Anyway, the update. I've finally gotten to a point where it will be maybe once a month that I will have any type of pain. I've been drawing again with regular sized pencils, nothing huge to hold on to and the only real limit I have is me getting frustrated with things not turning out the way they should. That's more from being rusty then anything else.
I can sew and cut and all those crafty things I love to do. Since February, I've completed 4 quilts. More then I've ever done in my whole time sewing. I have a major costume in the works for Halloween. It's the biggest cosplay deal I've done. I'm really excited for this one. On top of that, there is another Cutie Mark quilt in the works for another baby (not mine!) as well as my Sailor Moon one.
Looking back, it's been an interesting year. I know I'm still going to have to work to get into drawing and color pencil work again. It is coming along though. If I had to go through it all again, I would go in this time knowing that it wouldn't fix itself over night like I'd originally thought. There was a lot of damage done. To celebrate my one year, Shadow took me to get ramon for dinner. While I've used chopsticks several times since surgery, that night it meant the world. Thinking that a year ago that day I was in a sling, my whole right side swollen and I couldn't sleep.