Comic 605 - I'm okay, really!

25th Nov 2014, 3:14 PM in Special
I'm okay, really!
Average Rating: 5 (10 votes)
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Jocelyn 25th Nov 2014, 3:14 PM edit delete
I don't normally post selfies here, but I think some people want or need to see that I'm really doing okay. Plus, this gives me the opportunity to talk a bit. So hopefully, this will be useful to post.

I think I'm basically doing a lot better. Things got a little scary for a while and recovery longer than intended because my incision from the surgery got infected. But now I'm finally walking pretty much like I used to again. The incision appears to finally be almost completely closed. And I'm even back on my hormones again (doing wonders for my mood). I'm still taking some antibiotics in regards to my recent infection, and I have at least three more doctor visits coming up, but everything is finally feeling like it's going back to normal again.

It's funny. A lot of the doctors I've been talking to have been referring to me as "post-op" (regarding my cancer-removal), but I've had that term so indoctrinated in my mind to mean "having had SRS". Since I sadly haven't done that yet (otherwise none of this would've ever happened!), I've taken to calling myself "most-op". Just a cute, little title for myself to make me feel better as I am exhaustingly ping-ponged from one doctor to the next. First time I'm actually telling someone; hopefully it doesn't sound too stupid. XD

My last currently known doctor's appointment is on the 12th of next month. With any luck, I'll be able to leave hearing - for certain - the words "cancer-free". Everything looks very good for me so far, but there're so many tests and making sure and whatnot, that I'm definitely going to feel better when someone finally tells me this ordeal is actually over. The other one might still be a ticking timebomb, but maybe I can nip that in the bud with SRS.

Anyway, I've said this in some circles, but I'm just going to say it again: if all goes well, Rain will come back after that appointment, before Christmas. If not, I'll either postpone the return a little more, or I might start up anyway with a lighter posting schedule workload (like two pages a week instead of three; I've done that once before). I mean, I'm not really recovering anymore. I don't need to feel better; I AM better. My biggest hindrance is all the time-consuming doctor's appointments. So I want to wait until that's at least all over until I get back into my normal posting groove. But I'll hear opinions, and play it by ear if it comes to that. And of course, I'll let you know what I'm doing before it happens. ^_^

As for the picture, it's nothing special. Just a standard selfie. I hope you like it though.

Comments are welcome, but if you're thinking anything mean-spirited or disparaging or creepy, please keep it to yourself. Thank you always for your constant support and encouragement, everyone.
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Zor15 25th Nov 2014, 4:49 PM edit delete reply
Its nice that your feeling better!
DocMesa 25th Nov 2014, 6:53 PM edit delete reply
So pleased to hear you're feeling better! The photo is pretty cute too. ^^

As for returning to Rain, why not restart at the beginning of the New Year? Gives you time to get healed up, a chance to build up some buffer strips...Plus, when the post Christmas blues kick in, it gives us Rain beaus something positive to look forward to in January.

A humble suggestion only. =)
Renée 25th Nov 2014, 7:44 PM edit delete reply
I'm glad to hear that you are doing well.
/ 25th Nov 2014, 8:26 PM edit delete reply
I'm still not cured of my Rain comic addiction, though.
Good to see you're getting better, and to see you're looking great. I would have loved to see you smile a bit more, but considering your situation at the moment, i will not be too harsh on you ;)
j-eagle12212012 25th Nov 2014, 9:15 PM edit delete reply
Glad to hear you are recovering well. You look great. And I hope you have a great thanksgiving
Vanessa 25th Nov 2014, 9:29 PM edit delete reply
You're alive! Commence celebration!
DrunkDoctor 25th Nov 2014, 9:45 PM edit delete reply
Glad to hear you are feeling better!Also just to ask have you ever considered doing a Q&A for your fans?We have tons of questions!
DD 26th Nov 2014, 3:05 AM edit delete reply
Very cute! :)
dinky 26th Nov 2014, 1:06 PM edit delete reply
Random observation:

I only just realized that Vincent Valverde, the psychologist, is named after a 16th century Spanish conquistador!
Mobyulus 26th Nov 2014, 7:13 PM edit delete reply
Get well soon
Sammy 27th Nov 2014, 1:10 AM edit delete reply
Your health is far more important than this comic. So please please please, take care of your health first.
Yes, I like the comic, but the author's health comes first.
If/When you continue 'Rain', then I'll read it and enjoy the story.
If you don't, then I'll miss the comic a lot.
However, please take care of your health, and your fans will apply the term 'Cancer-free' to you very soon.
Tania 27th Nov 2014, 1:58 AM edit delete reply
I just wanted to tell you how much this comic has meant to me. I'm closeted and pre-everything, and this comic has meant the world to me. I'm so happy you're doing better :-)
Jamie 27th Nov 2014, 2:35 AM edit delete reply
You have created a masterpiece in Rain, We're all on a cliff waiting to hear what happens next (though you never disappoint), but srsly, be good to yourself and take the time to heal.

As I read through the last 3+ years of updates, each break I thought to myself "I'm so glad I'm late to the party, I get to just keep on reading". I always knew that sooner or later I would catch up to today, and join the team waiting for the next post. Please take your time and be good to
Victoria 27th Nov 2014, 4:41 AM edit delete reply
found out about the comic yesterday and already read everything ;_;
cant wait for more!
Jade 27th Nov 2014, 9:49 PM edit delete reply
Hi Jocelyn. A really cute picture. You look beautiful. I love Rain. It means a lot to me, since I have lovely daughter just out of high school who's just starting her transition. Keep up the great work!
Jax Rhapsody 28th Nov 2014, 5:14 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, Jocelyn is cute, and...damn she said no creepy comments, I guess I'll leave it at cute...
Matt 30th Nov 2014, 12:32 AM edit delete reply
I love the term most-op! Sorry to hear about the infection, but glad to hear you are doing better.
Alex 2nd Dec 2014, 10:05 PM edit delete reply
I wish you the best of health and blessings for the coming doctor's appointment! Rain is absolutely lovely and means a lot to me, it's very inspiring.
Syrup 26th Dec 2014, 11:23 PM edit delete reply
your freakin hawt
Merithras 30th Dec 2014, 9:24 PM edit delete reply
You're so adorable! ^_^ i'm glad to hear you're alive and kicking. i'm getting a bit down though, i'm not trans or anything, but i'm really REALLY getting tired of hearing about trans people dieing because people can't accept them... it makes me very sad.. people should be allowed to be who they are... you're kicking butt just by existing, trust me. keep it up ^_^
jackrich 1st Aug 2015, 9:32 AM edit delete reply
Zi 12th Sep 2015, 12:59 PM edit delete reply
You look shockingly like a girl I knew from highschool
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