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I’m practicing my drawing skills, and slowly working out the story for Doctor and Patient. The Plague Doctor is main character, of course, like all plague doctors is performing a census of death.

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and my first attempt at animation

Clip Studio Paint

A friend posted about it, and it’s on sale until Nov 28.

I’ve been having a ball with it this evening.

It’s like if Fresh Paint and Photoshop had a baby, and didn’t require you to subscribe.

So many plague doctors.   I bought the EX version which allows for longer animations. I haven’t even got that far. I started to draw and haven’t stopped.  It has all the textures and backgrounds used in manga. I’m having fun with it. Sooo many Plague Doctors will be drawn.

You can drag in 3D models to help stage the body. Well you can even bring in buildings, trains etc.

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Copied from my Facebook

Nov 17 is the closing date for feedback on this draft for heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB). Canada has an usually high rate of hysterectomy and patient care is very inconsistent for HMB. You lived experience, advice could go on to change the lives of millions of patients.

You may share this status.

I was one of the patient experts on this draft.

I am not an HMB success story. I was treated for it. It took 6 years for me to get help for the issue. Along the way I was shamed and humiliated. I spent years bleeding though pads, menstrual cups to the point were I ended up with regular mini strokes from anemia and what I think might have been a micro heart attack. I was 29. While waiting for surgery I spent 8 months with a 26-30 day long period, (I had if I was lucky 6 days off) where I would lose about a liter of blood over that period of time and 70% of it on a single day. I ended up with PTSD from my symptoms and terrible care. I was treated like I was over reacting. My case is also complex because part of my care was interrupted by a medical error, which no one wanted to acknowledge.

This standard will give patients options to control their bleeding while they wait for surgery. I proposed a self assessment tool because sometimes if you’ve had it for so long, or your whole life you might not know until you are anemic. (The self assessment tool is not included, but do mention it the feedback because if it’s demanded they will make it) These changes will help millions of patients.

Please, your thoughts will be helpful.

Stepper

Finished a new game for No Jam via Dames making games. It’s called Stepper, and follows up on some of the ideas I had in Iron Cat. It’s an RPG about my experience in healthcare and the resulting PTSD that came from my symptoms and poor care. It is a rough draft, I’m gonna continue plucking away on it.

I programmed it and wrote it. The music and graphics are all from RPG Maker VX Ace and a few tilesets I bought.

Check it out. I’m working on a longer essay about the game.

It’s appearing as part of GAME/CHANGE & Extraordinary Mind Game Arcade as part of Rendezvous With Madness film festival with Workman Arts on Nov 12 2016

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There be a little progress. ( eta added one more)