Content Slippage

Those who follow my blog may have become accustomed the regular, disciplined posting to date in 2016, either in the form of my Friday Frag Bags, or those bragging about my completed projects over the weekend.

Welp, the radio silence over the past two weeks would probably have been a bit disconcerting, eh?

Take note:  I am very much alive.

Fact of the matter is, since I got the new computer I’ve hardly picked up a paint brush.  I’ve been catching up in some of the video gaming that I’ve missed out on over the past 4-6 years or so.  I guess I am permitted to become distracted every now and again.

My weekends have also been occupied at various familial/churchy type things and when you do the math there simply isn’t much time left over to do much hobby.  I wouldn’t call it a funk necessarily, but it kind of is.  I’ve stalled just a tick.

Suffice to say I’m very much aware, and I’m working on trying to rejig my schedules and priorities to get more painting down so I can post more.

I also have something else to throw out to the internet that is very “Too Much Information” for those coming here simply to see pictures of my latest Skitarii paint jobs, blunders and learnings in the Imperial Guard and stuff like that.  So, for those people, I will implore you to read no further.  I will put up a wall of pictures of Colin the Dachshund to allow you an avenue for escape!

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Alrighty.  That should be enough for most squeamish folks to leave… Like Colin above, I’m sorry for laying out the trash in my life for all to review.  Sometimes it’s good just to get it out there.  Breaking down walls and what not.  Speaking my truths.


Seems there’s a quirk in one of my testicles is basically dead, and while it’s still in me it’s a cancer risk.  So I’m having one of my balls removed.

It feels very weird to have about 4-6 months of specialist consultations, medical testing, and anxiety summarized in 2 sentences, but there you have it.

My problem has been a trial of sorts for Mrs. Oak and I, as we did have aspirations of bringing a screeching brood of proto-humans into the world at some juncture.  We’re not without options, however both of us have our reservations with respect to being what amounts to a walking lab experiment.  So there’s that to weigh as well.

It’s been really tough to talk about.  For me, I just feel like I need to get it all out there.  And I’ve done that now.  So let the healing begin!

13 Replies to “Content Slippage”

  1. That’s rough news. Proto humans are good, even when they screech (which mine is doing now), and I do hope you find your way to some. I’ve had people close to me go through pretty much the whole range of outcomes to difficult fertility situations–adoptions, IVF, one pregnancy that everyone involved had ruled out as impossible. It’s hard, but all that found their way to kids are glad they did.

    1. It really has been an unexpected roller coaster of emotions. The more we talk about it with people, the more we realize that there is a genuinely surprising number of people around us that have also struggled through something similar. It’s also very nice to know that whatever decision we come to will be a happy one.

      Thanks Mr. Thuloid 🙂

  2. Yes i hope you have the opportunity to breed even just one broodling. Sleep is for the weak. Also don’t force the hobby. It’s no fun that way. I have a very nice gaming computer too, but use it for cutting video and running pics through photoshop. Love that processor. Makes renders very short 🙂

  3. It seems to me that all of the jokes running through my head are way too inappropriate, so I will just leave it at this: I’m sorry to hear that you guys are going through this, and we wish you the best of luck in your future baby-makin’ adventures. In these hard times remember that it is still possible for you to kill two birds with one stone. ba-dum-tish – I’ll see my self out

    1. lol – yeah, there is so much material here. Unfortunately the puns aren’t coming naturally just now but I’m sure one weekend at home with dad and that’ll be sorted out right-quick.

      Totally unrelated: Anyone who knows spanish know the singular form of Cahones?

  4. That’s rough, and I’m sorry to hear the news. My wife and I opted to not have kids for medical related reasons, and I can’t say making the choice, or having it forced on you, is easier either way. Most of the time it’s fine, but every now and then it sneaks up on you.

    1. I hear you. Every now and then you hit an emotional trigger that springs some grief or otherwise sends all-the-feels. I imagine this’ll be more tough for the Mrs, whose siblings have spawned on 9 separate occassions, eldest being 8 years old presently.

      (They totally love my hobby by the way, it’s somewhat legendary amongst the nephews.)

        1. It’s not impossible – it’s just extreeeemely unlikely. The swimmers are there, but there aren’t enough of them both in concentration and volume. So without assistance we probably shouldn’t expect anything…

  5. Sorry to hear about your difficulties in the scrotum, sir, but you seem to be bearing up well if these comments are anything to go by.

    I hear you on the video gaming front as well. My interest migrated for a few months and was only dragged back, kicking and screaming, by SmogCon…

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