A few weeks ago I added a quick note on the site that said, “Productions halted.” It was no joke and it wasn’t because of creative differences (as some people have assumed). It’s because of a health issue.
I know what you’re thinking, “But Nick, you’re awesome! How could you have a health problem? You’re a Mostly Vegan; you exercise daily. How could The Almighty threaten Tiny Life with something as trivial as lifeanddeath?”
I was born with a heart condition. Several, actually. Because of that, I have to go get a checkup every year. It’s never been a problem. Other than them giving me a timeline, I was never really told anything that might point towards a problem. I was never given a special diet or exercise regimen. “Whatever you’ve been doing, keep doing it,” is about all I’ve ever gotten. During this last one, I was given some pretty bad news. My aorta has dilated to 46mm. This means I will have to have surgery to repair it.
Open heart surgery. On my heart. In the open. They have to cut open my chest, open my rib cage, and replace a malfunctioning part of my heart.
As you might imagine – especially given how my dad died (and lived) – this news sort of got me thinking about other things. Things other than a stick figure in a mostly black-and-white world.
So, for the next few days I’ll be posting a few things here and there and report on the status of Tiny Life.
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