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Current Residence: PLANET EARTH - THE ARCTIC
deviantWEAR sizing preference: SMALL/MEDIUM
Print preference: GLOSSY
Favourite genre of music: CLASSIC ROCK
Operating System: XP
Wallpaper of choice: MINE :-)
Personal Quote: We grow too soon old...and too late, smart.


This journal is dedicated to all artists who live with and/or overcome the constraints of their medical conditions to share their beautiful art, thereby encouraging the rest of us to keep going!  I understand – and I thank you!  :tighthug:


I have missed all of you and DA!  I can't believe it's been almost 10 months since I last posted anything!  I have checked into DA here and there to view journals and deviations but haven't been well enough to participate.  I am "back now" at least part-time, some of the time and I can't yet say exactly how often or how much, since I have much catching up to do in just "regular life things".

It's been a long haul and "I'm still hauling".  I developed some severe neuromuscular problems with loss of balance, loss of coordination, loss of muscle strength/function with difficulty swallowing and progressive inability to stand or walk, several months ago.  I have not been able to post anything because it became too difficult to hold my arms up to work on the computer for any length of time.

After many different Dr. visits, more blood drawn than you want to know and scan after scan, it was discovered I had a Vitamin B12 deficiency.  Even though I was getting 100% of my daily allowance my body just wasn't absorbing it and my bloodwork was normal, so there was no way to know anything was wrong.  (I'll provide some links at the end if anyone wants a explanation for how this can happen)   

As I unfortunately learned, vitamin B12 deficiency can cause severe neurological symptoms because it takes B12 to keep your nerves covered (protected with myelin) and my myelin was degrading and developing holes in it, creating a similar situation to a hole in the covering over an  electrical wire – which then shorts out and the signals just don't get transferred to the end target so things don't work properly – in this case, my muscles.  

None of the doctors can assure me that the B12 deficiency is the only problem (the symptoms are similar to Multiple Sclerosis) and only time will tell.  I have improved and can at least walk now and stand and swallow with caution but I still have some difficulty and have quite a ways to go.  Nerves take a very long time to heal – up to a year and I've only been on the B12 shots for 4 months.  I'm not looking for sympathy - I'm just informing you so you know why I haven't been here.   Understanding is always nice though.   :-)

To all my friends at DA,  whether it be in Fractals, Photography, Wallpaper or all fields of art – I have missed you!  

For anyone that might have featured any of my work while I was gone, a most sincere THANK YOU and my apologies for not being here to thank you!  

Links to information about Vitamin B12 deficiency:……


Anita  :-)  :hug:


:iconannakirsten: Moonlight Sonatina by AnnaKirsten

:iconwolfepaw: Meet Me At The Fair by wolfepaw

:iconthelma1: Pearly Highlights by Thelma1

:iconbaba49: Church of Seefeld in Austria by baba49

:iconann-mclaren: Rock Creek by Ann-McLaren

:icondjeaton3162: Trophy by djeaton3162

:icongypsyh: Tinker Bells by GypsyH

:iconandyserrano: Tranquility Island by AndySerrano

:iconactionjack52: All Laced Up by Actionjack52

:iconmothersheart: MBF - 2011-9-29-001 by MothersHeart

:iconjewelfly: CORNY by Jewelfly

:iconwdwparksgal: Mr Thomas in Total Comfort by WDWParksGal

:iconrozrr: Yoda by Rozrr

:iconlive2b: SHADES OF GREEN by live2b

:iconhanimal60: R.I.P Red 4 by hanimal60

:icongypsyh: Mechanical Measles by GypsyH

:iconricky4: Bursting equinox by ricky4

:iconthelma1: Pearly Highlights by Thelma1

:iconkayandjay100: Scented Swamplands by kayandjay100

:iconpzzpod: Bouquet by PzzPod

:iconsparx222: Spirit of Dreams by sparx222

:iconsophquest: Autumn Arrives by Sophquest     

:iconlaurengary:        Flora, Goddess of Flowers by laurengary
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Silence of the night
  • Watching: My computer screen
  • Playing: Running tape in my head
  • Eating: Too late to eat
  • Drinking: Pomegranite/Blueberry juice

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whaddadafukk Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
1.Thank You for the Llama.
2. You have a vast, diverse, and amazing array of beautiful images in your gallery, both photographic and fractal. You have a keen eye for natural beauty and a great artistic talent with color and design. Very impressive.
1arcticfox Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
You are welcome.   :-)   Thanks so much for your wonderful comments!!  MOST appreciated!  Yes, color is my "thing" and being out in nature with my camera is something I love!  I only check in occasionally now, as I've had other projects going, but still do photography and am thinking about coming back and posting.   I'm sorry to be so late answering.  :-)
whaddadafukk Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
Thank You for your reply. And you do not have to be sorry. I fully understand that you have much more to do in the real world than online. I rarely get the chance to be online myself these days. Just the fact that you took the time to send me a message and provide positive feedback to my comments is greatly appreciated. Keep up the amazing work, and Take Care. Bye.:) (Smile) 
WolfSorcerer Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Checking in Anita :wave:
1arcticfox Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
And I am checking in too Sergio!  So delighted to hear from you!  I sent you a note.  And thank you for yours!  :heart:
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