Thursday, March 18, 2010

We'll Be Right Back After a Brief Intermission...

Hey, artists! I'm going to be away for a little while so I want you all to play nice! I'm going in for tests tomorrow (EKG, blood, etc.) and then abdominal surgery on Monday (March 22). I've got cancer and my duodenum needs to be removed (along with part of my pancreas and anything else they find needs pruning in there). It's all good and I expect to be right as rain in a couple of weeks so don't worry about me. I'll be back as soon as I can.

I set up the next challenges to appear as posts in the next few weeks, Mondays at 10:00 AM PST. Keep that artwork coming! I'll judge the Castaway and Monkey challenges and the next few challenges when I return.

Also, for anyone who wants to join in that time period, I'll have to add you when I'm back, so expect a few weeks delay.

Now, sharpen those pencils and start drawing! And good health to all. Ciao for now.

29 comments:

Sascratch said...

Get well soon and hope to see you back real soon. We will miss you :D

FrankenBarry said...

Get better, Mike! We'll hold down the fort. Hope you're back at the old drawring board real soon!

Marcus Mientus said...

wish ya best of luck and get well soon!

Lee said...

Good luck, see you soon!

FHNavarro said...

Good luck!!

Cheers!!

Irina said...

Good luck! Be optimist and it will be a great help for your body.

happy chinchilla said...

Get well soon, we´ll be waiting for you.
Good luck and good health.

nella gatica said...

You will be o.k! good luck for you!

won tsuen said...

take care~ :)

josh pincus is crying said...

ahhh, the duodenum.
gets ya every time.

Claudio Rodriguez Valdes said...

All the best! see ya real soon!

Duncan said...

All the best and get well soon!

k.h.whitaker said...

get well soon Mike!

Pascal said...

Get well soon!

Andrew Finnie said...

Hello Mike, take care and get fixed up soon. With a great attitude like yours that should be in no time!!!

smackinart said...

many healing thoughts and prayers your way!

psychopooch said...

Good luck and have a speedy recovery!

bagalagalaga said...

Best wishes to you Mike!

Kinga Bee said...

Good luck Mike! Take care!!
And who needs a duodenum anyway?

mike r. baker said...

Thanks, all my friends! I'll be back ASAP. No worries... we all have to go through crap at several times in our lives. It's what you do with both the bad times and the good times that count. Believe me, I have many blessings to count.

Take care, artists!

Deb's Creative Art said...

get well, I'll be wishing you better days...Peace to you.. Deb

Susan said...

We're all pulling for you Mike - take care, good luck, get lots of rest and we'll look forward to ya coming back real soon! All the best, Susan

. justin segal said...

hang in there, Mike — you have the power of all your faithful friends, followers, and fellow art-lovers by your "virtual" side!

heal well and hurry back—

Jay.me said...

Hello Mike,
~get well soon

Kay Aker said...

Prayers for your speedy healing in Jesus' name.

Kiko said...

Get well soon Mike! I wish you all the best!

LDahl said...

Speedy recovery! Hang in there.

mike r. baker said...

Many thanks to all! I am well, healed, cured and back in business! :)

Andrew Finnie said...

Welcome back Mike, that's great news!

regards

andrew :)