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UPDATE: March 3, 2018

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 10:34 AM
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Hello everyone.
For those of you who have been following me for a while, you're well aware of my medical issues and the hardships I've faced trying to get an accurate diagnosis and treatment for the awful symptoms I deal with on a daily basis. 
As of this past week, I finally got some answers after half a year of going to what feels like every specialist on the planet.

It turns out I have intense food allergies to gluten, milk, and eggs. The symptoms were so subtle- I've been eating them my whole life and slowly destroying myself without knowing. For 27 years I've been hurting my body- not knowing that my countless medical issues could be because of what I eat. I've switched to a fully vegan and gluten-free diet and I now take daily medicine to try to heal the internal damage that's been done to my system.
On top of that, there's evidence that my adrenal system and how I absorb nutrients is WAY off- my doctor isn't sure why, but it's suspected that I have a rare bacterium or perhaps some other "hidden" disease. Some of my vitamin levels were almost toxic- others were so low, it's no wonder I have chronic fatigue. 
And finally- I got clear, unadulterated proof that I have a compromised immune system. It's why I'm always sick, constantly getting whatever new "bug" is going around- and seemingly 100 times worse than everyone else. I've been put on some medicine originally meant for immunocompromised cancer patients, and so far it's been working really well.

I feel okay for the first time in my life. 
I can wake up and the pain isn't blinding, more like a dull full body ache. 

To all of you- 
Thank you.
I know many of you have seen me "disappear" or be "unavailable" over the past 10 months and I apologize deeply for that. 
There were so many times that even holding my phone for a call was excruciating, let alone trying to hold my tablet pen to draw. 

Thank you for all of your patience and support. Thank you for being so kind. 
So many of you messaged me about illnesses or ideas for self-help with my pain. Words can't express how grateful I am for even the simplest of communications (or even the silent support of watchers and followers enjoying my art). 

I look forward to my move and my new home.
I'm excited to get my life back- to finally begin my journey of healing.
And most of all- I'm happy to get back to the drawing board! : )

-Sincerely, 
Kenna


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KariStarr Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh!! I'm glad you've been able to figure all this out! Hopefully your docs can get to the bottom of it but I'm glad you're getting and feeling better already ;<;
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Kennaleecat Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018
Thank you Kari 💕
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Mxxgic Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH MY GOSH!!
YAYA YOU HAVE A CURE
I WAS SO WORRIED ABOUT YOU OML KENNA I"M SO SO HAPPY!! 
IM HERE FOR YOU KENNA AND I"M SO HAPPY YOU'RE FEELING BETTER!!!
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Kennaleecat Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018
Haha thank you! Not a cure necessarily, but at least part of a way to get me back to health. There’s still s lot to learn and be done, but I’m glad to finally be starting back towards normalcy.
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Mxxgic Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*HUGGLES AND SNUGGLES U*
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