I haven’t been posting for a long time… way longer than I would like…
Mainly it’s thanks to health issues that keep me from doing what I enjoy. I am suffering from a neural muscular disease called Charcot Marie Tooth.
It’s a progressive little pain in the ass. In my case, the nerves in the legs and arms mainly are dying off and leave me with gaps in the body’s information delivery. Instead of feeling the legs firmly on the ground and my bum in the comfy office chair, I get pins and needles, cramps and massive pain signaled to the brain.
It gets worse every now and then and I need to adjust my mental blockade to deal with it. In the end, I can put it aside as ‘white noise’.
At the moment I struggle ‘building the blockade’ fast enough to keep up with the pain…
Let me say a big thanks to all for the support and feedback I received.
I took time off and tried to get some rest. Currently, I am working on a way to deal with the aches and pains without turning to medication. Slowly but surely, I am getting there and hope to post the next tutorial really soon.
Very bad news :( Hope you feel better asap.
That sounds terrible! Get well soon!!
That sucks dude :(
Hope you can start to feel better soon – your tutorials are really of enormous benefit to the indie game development community and are appreciated world wide
We all miss you !
get well soon..
Don't worry man, you must focus in the most important thing, getting better.
Thanks for sharing this with all of us. I hope that you get better soon. I recently recover from a six months dizziness episode. It's hard, but as you know, life is too short to let a disease won the daily battles.
I hope you get better in health for yourself first, don't worry about us.
Best wishes and hope for dealing with this better over time. Constant pain sucks big time!
I m sorry to hear that… But u r the best vector art tutor :) Hope doctor tells u good exercises nd u get well soon :)
Keep it positive man and get well soon
Look after yourself, from a reader in Ireland.
Hope you get well soon man, We miss you here but your health is the most important thing
Health comes first, hope you feel better soon, best wishes mate!
Fingers crossedcrossed, hoping you can build up that mental blockade fast and avoid the pain.
All the best – get well!
Hope you get well in a blink of an eye. Best wishes brother.
Wow, what a terrible disease (I just looked it up). I feel you, man. My mom had a similar disease called Guillain Barre Syndrome – the myelin sheathe around her nerves were attacked by her immune system causing pins and needles/numbness to then affecting her motor and autonomic system. She was paralyzed for a month and required a machine to help her breathe. Hers was caused by the H1N1 vaccine, and since she got it 5 years ago, she is still not independent today.
With GBS, there is no cure but there is treatment – and with lots and lots of physical and occupational therapy, it helps the patient, which sounds similar to your case. As for pain, there are nerve-specific pain killers but you'd have to work with a neurologist for that.
I'm very sorry to hear that you have this awful disease. I hope you are able to see a doctor for more guidance. I'm an expert for my mom's case (but not for all GBS nor nerve disease cases). If you want to talk, let me know here, and I'll contact you via email.
All the best and thanks for all your great work! Greetings from Germany.
Hang in there, Chris. I've got a metabolic disease that causes constant pain in my legs – it's actually how I got into game design (trying to transition from film, since my legs can't handle it anymore). Just wanted you to know that as a non-artist, trying to learn enough rudimentary art skills to support my own development, your tutorials have been the most valuable resource I've found.
Get well soon Chris! Maybe you can write now some articles about dealing with something that blocks what you wish to do the most, I am sure we can all apply that to one thing or other
You will get well soon! May God be with you! All your knowledge sharing should continue with full pace again!
Wow, that's harsh. Hang in there.
Sorry to hear that, best wishes that you feel better soon!
Get well soon man, sounds like a bitch of a disease. Thoughts are with you.
Get well soon ! Best wishes mate !
I'm sorry to hear that, your site here is great. Get well soon!
sorry to hear that, you inspire me a lot. i wish you the best!
Take care of yourself and hang in there!
That's terrible, hope you get better real soon! I just watched one of your videos and subscribed on Youtube! Praying for a speedy recovery!
Get well soon lots of kisses xxxxxxxx
Get well soon mate, you are awesome!
Get well soon man!
Hope you are feeling better soon Chris! Sounds like a tough one to deal with. Take care mate and thanks for all the awesome tutorials you have put out over the years.
Sorry to hear that Chris… Get well soon!
Get well soon my friend, always think positive…
Get well soon! From Portugal
Bon Rétablissement Chris ! Nous prions tous pour toi.
Sorry to hear that… Wishing you all the best!
Sorry to hear that too.
Hope you get better. Take your time recovering!
You helped me alot man try meditating and focusing on the postive thanks <3
Sorry to hear about that, wish you all the best and hope to see you soon again creating awsome art and invaluable resources for the game dev community as you used to do.
Take care of yourself!
My best wishes, I always learn a lot from you. Get well soon u just deserves the best!
Best regards from Ecuador.
Get well, bro! Try yoga and massage.
Is it CMT1A? did you read https://cmtjournal.org/ ?
Recuperate pronto Amigo!
I just happened to read an article on CMT and how horrible it is, just before I came here… Take care of yourself, it's the most important thing at such times. Wish you the best!
Darm! :( I wish you a quick recovery. Take Care.
Ohh Sad sad to hear Chris. Hope you get well soon. Take a break from work. We love you!!
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GET WELL SOON MAN!!! AND DON'T DIE YET. WE (I) NEED YOU THE MOST <3 :) IT'S FAISAL HERE
Get well soon, son. Thanks for what you do!
Oh no! Get better :)
Very sad to hear about your condition. I hope you'll learn to cope with it somehow. We all love your amazing tutorials. Did a course at universiy about Game Design last semester and everybody there learned one thing or another (or very many things :)) from what you tell people.
I'm very sorry to hear that Chris, May God bless you, get well soon.
i am very sorry for you Chris, but you are the most important thing so i hope you get better. Receive a big hug from Spain. We can wait whatever you need. My best wishes.
Great. I am glad my ramblings come in handy and don't just serve my own amusement… ;)
Hope u get well soon best wishes
Hope u get well soon best wishes