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The only thing Keeping me together by TheEvilTeaDrinker The only thing Keeping me together by TheEvilTeaDrinker
Still a work in progress.

I know what you are going to say and before you say it let me tell you this, I am not a Druggie.
This picture is somewhat symbolic of a matter that is rather personal to me.

Two years ago i was diagnosed with a disease called Gastroparesis, to sum things up shortly it means my esophagus and Stomach are almost completely paralyzed.

Because of this I am very dependent on medications to just function in my day to day life. I take four pills in the evening, and four pills in the morning, not to mention three others during the day. It makes it hard for me to pretend i am normal, or how I am going to function if my insurance cuts me off. Without some of these medications I end up in too much pain to even function.
This image was somewhat a vent art so Sorry if it bothers anyone. I intend to finish this one in the near future.

Art by :icontheevilteadrinker:
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Sniper-Sight Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The anatomy is very accurate in an artistically minimal manner. I just love it. I love the pose (the way her head looks so perfect, and not awkward on her shoulders - something I struggle with) and the way you've managed gravity well with the raining medications. I really hope you're feeling better nowadays - GP is an awful and extremely misunderstood disease.
TheEvilTeaDrinker Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank yoooooou ;3;
I was trying a bit of a different style in this image. I was worried about the anatomy but I am happy that someone thinks it looks right.

When i lineart the image i do believe there will be so many more medications raining down... probably more in the chest cavity if anything.

I'm managing with the illness, my doctors are hopeful it will go away with time. Unfortunately I kinda think I am stuck with it, but you know tis life. Nothing you can do when it messes with you.
When life gives you lemonade, make lime aid and give it back and let them try and figure out how you did it. That's what i always say :D
Sniper-Sight Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Itīs artistic anatomy, minimal but makes sense. Well, you certainly have to take enough medications that it should be pouring out from everywhere. I like the whole idea of the image (and the name).

Your doctors think it will go away? Funny - I have never heard that but I like your outlook upon it. I hope the limeaid is good *))
TheEvilTeaDrinker Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
(Sorry for the greatly late reply)

Oh it certainly should.. Now they just added two more medications to take during the day so I really am overflowing by now. It's a real personal image, that I am in the process of finishing as I go through the rounds of art.

Yeah, I am hopeful but also doubtful. It's always nice to have an optimistic view on things though, keeps your head held up high on dark days.
The limeaid is alright, A tad bit bitter but you know, I like my drinks that way. ;3
Alison-lynn Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would write something about this, actually, I've been meaning to since the say you submited it, but words just can't describe what I want to say, or at least, I can't put my ideas in english the way I would like them to be.
I might write a comment soon, though it's more probable I'll make a response image for this...will try to finish it before december.

-hugs super tightly-
TheEvilTeaDrinker Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hun you don't have to do that <; this was just a bit of vent art for me thats all. The medical condition has taken alot from me but i finally feel like im gonna start living my life again. Besides, im alot better now that i got my buddy -hugs tightly back-
Tinkerbird08 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gastroparesis sucks... -.-
TheEvilTeaDrinker Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You have Gastroparesis as well?? O-o
Tinkerbird08 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup, for a long time, but I wasn't diagnosed until last January.
TheEvilTeaDrinker Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i have been dealing with it for two years >:
only got a diagnosis half a year ago

do you have things taht really trigger it? Like foods you eat at times that trigger some of the symptoms?
Sorry ifi seem curious this is just the first time i have talked with someone with teh same illness
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