Sunday, July 22, 2018

Return of the By-Product

There hasn't been a posting here for more than a month, and one or two of you might actually have noticed it. Well, it's been an ordeal that I hope I never have to repeat. In late June I had a bowel obstruction which required surgery to correct, as well as removing scar tissue and adhesions from an old appendectomy in 1965. After the hospital I was put in a rehabilitation facility for 24 days to recover from the operation and gain strength through physical therapy. I was finally released from the care home with its mixed collection of the aged and demented and stranded sick foreigners. I am hoping that I will not have a recurrence of the problem, but there's no predicting what my guts will do.

The only gadget I had with me was my iPhone from which I do not blog, though I managed to send a few entries to Facebook. I hated typing on the tiny little "keys" and I'm amazed how younger folk and teenagers do it so easily and quickly. I had my sketchbook journal and drew a number of small sketches which I will post in this Blog.

The one you see above is a medical robot which is equipped with all sorts of testing devices to measure blood pressure, heart rate, blood sugar, temperature, and blood oxygen. It makes pinging noises and travels on a swivel base. In my hospital room I was fascinated by the modernistic machinery even when I was pinned down by IV tubes and other worse medical impositions. So I drew them. But then, I draw everywhere.

Black gel pen on sketchbook page, 2 1/2" x 6", June 18, 2018.


Rae Trigg said...

We're glad you're back home and feeling better. Keep drawing!

Mike (Altus) said...

Welcome back.