Monday, December 29, 2008

I Need To Wake Up...


I'm very tired. I haven't had a decent night's sleep in at least a few years... Or so I am told. I thought I was diabetic or something, when I went in to see the doctor a couple of months ago. I expected some kind of bad news... Everyday, for the last 2 years, I grew more tired, to he point where I felt like 5pm was 3 am. All I feel like doing ever, is sleeping. Turns out that I have what a condition that is more common than I realized... Sleep apnea. Severe sleep apnea. I used to be so full of energy--- so creative. So fast at doing the creations I love. But lately, I am just so BLAH.

Well, I have the necessary treatments under way, so hopefully I can return to some feeling of usefulness as an artist (let alone a human being) in this world soon... It sure does mess a person up when he/she doesn't get the sleep and rest they need. For those who don't know- sleep apnea is when the air passage you breathe though while you sleep closes up while you are completely relaxed-- in other words, you stop breathing for up to several seconds. Then, you open your mouth and literally gasp for air, to breathe again. Apparently, I do this in the area of 315 times a night. That's like, every few minutes. No wonder I feel like crap...

Anyhow-- the relevance of me posting this here on my blog is basically an explanation-- even to myself--- why I haven't been keeping up on stuff on my site lately. But I guess we should be seeing some progress very soon... I hope.

On the better side of things, my animation work is coming along very well. As some know, I have been pursuing the concept of "paintings that move" animation... It's really interesting, and you will be seeing a lot of it here very soon. Today's pic is a screen grab from one of the latest clips.

8 comments:

Christa said...

My ex hubby had sleep apnea and after he had his breathing machine his nights became very different...and so did his days.
So yeah...it will make a big difference when they manage to correct it for ya :D

Young Heejin said...

No offense but how hard is it to have a sleep apnea?

What is your treatment anyway? Just in case.

Sleep apnea is really bad but atleast it's not Narcolepsy.

Arrowroot said...

Ah man that sucks. I really hope your treatment helps you some what. Half my family suffers from it and so does my boyfriend... Its kind of scary sleeping next to them and then suddenly they stop breathing! I feel i have to wake him up just in case!

Hopefully the meds will help you feel a bit more energized :3

vonkcop said...

Hi

I came on this site after seeing your work on YouTube.

Hope you are feeling better.

My ex had sleep apnea and every time he stopped breathing i woke up and gave him a little push. That was enough to make him breath again ;-)

I hope you are not so tired anymore.

Arviman said...

My dad has the condition as well. Fortunately, he has been feeling better after regulating his sleeping posture(so he doesn't sleep on his tummy a lot)..

I came across your blog from youtube. Man, you have a wonderful gift. Very inspiring.

Zebulon said...
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Harshith said...

hi,
sorry about your health ,HOPE YOU GET WELL SOON.... :)

Was searching for references saw the best reference ever...!!

Frankly telling YOU are god to me, no words to say....

YOU will be my inspiration for the rest of my life :)

TAKE CARE and THANK YOU.......

Richard said...

Get well soon Mr.

Your work is an inspiration.

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