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1  Other Realms / Random Topics / Re: Arm updates on: March 30, 2015, 10:52:36 PM
Might still be too early to say because there are definite ups and downs, however I think both arms have done slightly better in March compared to February.  I'm starting to very slowly increase the amount of exercises done with the right arm, for example actually moving the fingers a little without complications.

I'm going to continue with my current routine throughout April except I'm going to try allowing myself a second 1 hour-ish drawing session with the left hand only every week.  So that would bring the total drawing allotment up to about 2 hours per week (plus 5 minute scribble sessions at the end of my strict every other day exercise sessions).  Will check in in a month to report how it goes!
2  Other Realms / Random Topics / Re: Arm updates on: March 25, 2015, 11:12:49 PM
I considered trying one of those, however they treat the pain and not the actual problem itself.  So I'm afraid that if it does reduce the pain, I might get overconfident and end up injuring myself further because I'm not feeling as much pain which tells me to stop.

I am glad to hear that it does work, though!  This is an item I may consider in the future if I need to move to Plan D, that is I decide one or both arms definitely are not getting better and it's time to gauge how much I can do with what I have (which is a possibility with the right arm, however that decision is at the very least a few more months off).

Thanks for the recommendation!

I'll post my monthly update soon.
3  Website Main / Website and Technical Discussion / Re: Welcome! on: March 20, 2015, 10:45:08 PM
Thank you!
4  Other Realms / Game Room / Re: What are you playing? on: March 16, 2015, 11:27:00 PM
Yes, Dragon Warrior 7 took me some eight months to complete, and is the longest game I've ever played by far.  That's the main game only.  I'm not sure how much extra there is in terms of side quests, but I don't think a whole lot.  I didn't bother, he he he.  8 is decent sized and nowhere near as long.

I actually played through most of FF3 years ago and it is quite excellent, indeed!  I intend to go through it again and beat it soon.  I was aware of the infamy of FF2 and that is one of the reasons I wanted to check it out, he he he.  I'm actually enjoying it in a primitive piece of history sort of way.  It is definitely a very broken game, at least towards the beginning.  My party is actually way overpowered, he he he. 
5  Other Realms / Game Room / Re: What are you playing? on: March 15, 2015, 11:47:13 PM
The NES Castlevanias are high on my list when I get my arms back!

Having just finished it, Dragon Warrior 3 was definitely my favorite in the series so far (having played 1, 3, 7, and 8 ).

Next on the no-arms disability list is Final Fantasy 2 on the NES.  Playing a fan translation on my flash cartridge.  Never played this one before!
6  Other Realms / Random Topics / Re: Arm updates on: February 27, 2015, 11:00:32 PM

I was taking anti-inflammatories for a few months but I stopped since they don't seem to be doing any good.
7  Other Realms / Writer's Guild / Re: History Lesson on: February 25, 2015, 11:23:13 PM
Amusing little short!  Definitely interested in reading more about this fellow!
8  Other Realms / Writer's Guild / Re: Selena's Short Stories on: February 25, 2015, 11:15:08 PM
Well, that's what you get for messing with that musical ice stuff!  TREES.

In all honesty, it was kind of depressing (even though you obviously deserved it).  I would think a constant battle between summer and winter with the losing side rejuvenating and then defeating the other to symbolize the changing of seasons all in the guise of a family dispute would be interesting though.

Post more stuff!
9  Other Realms / Random Topics / Re: Arm updates on: February 22, 2015, 11:04:30 PM
Right arm--no real improvement.  Although on the plus side I have been slowly increasing the exercises I've been doing from physical therapy (I had stopped completely for a few months to see if they were actually causing pain, but that was a mistake as the arm got incredibly weak during that time) and apart from squeezing the ball (which still causes significant pain if done more than just marginally), the arm is a little stronger now and not getting worse.

Left arm--perhaps some slight improvement, although really only the past week and there continue to be ups and downs, so too early to see.

The current plan is to continue as I've been doing throughout March except I'm going to start scheduling 30 to 60 minute drawing sessions for each arm once per week because it's not good to go too long without drawing and I don't think such short sessions spaced out like that will affect healing time much.

Actually when I do my exercise sessions every other day, at the end I've been slapping on a strict 5 minute drawing session with my left hand only (the right is not ready yet).  During the past two months I've almost got page 337 sketched!
10  Other Realms / Game Room / Re: What are you playing? on: February 17, 2015, 10:57:10 PM
I knew somewhat where to go based on previous knowledge, but did look up where to go in the later stages.  It does somewhat ruin the effect, as that really was what the game was designed around.  It's quite fascinating reading the lore and game play hints in old issues of Nintendo Power from the eighties.
11  Other Realms / Game Room / Re: What are you playing? on: February 10, 2015, 12:11:18 AM
As probably expected, Odin Sphere came to a full halt in June when arm issues developed.  Will pick that up later! (like in two years)

After several months of not doing anything arm related, I recently beat Dragon Warrior on the NES using only my feet and an NES Advantage joystick.  I'm currently playing Dragon Warrior 3 the same way.  Most definitely having Dragon Warrior 7 flashbacks with this one, although it is quite fun!
12  Other Realms / Art Gallery / Re: Halloween-Sketch-a-thon 5 on: February 07, 2015, 10:48:26 PM
Hate it when that happens.  (Get killed via dismemberment and have to be reanimated by mad fennecs.)
13  Other Realms / Art Gallery / Re: Crimson Flag Super Smash Bros. (Closed) on: February 01, 2015, 10:57:33 PM
Eeeeeeee~! Yaaaaaay!
14  Other Realms / Random Topics / Re: RIP Supper Mini Keyboard on: January 31, 2015, 10:14:10 PM
Hong Kong electronics is like playing roulette.  Exciting!
15  Other Realms / Random Topics / Re: Arm updates on: January 29, 2015, 10:34:56 PM
Seems to mostly be info I've found already, but I'll give this a read and see if there's anything new here.  Happy Gray Fox
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