some (bad) news

I need to explain the reason why there is no update on the blog … last week, I started to feel bad, physically, not only mentally, and more than usual. If you follow me on twitter, you are probably aware that I am dealing with another health issue which is one of the consequences of my cancer. On 2017, February 02, exactly 6 years ago, I got the first surgery to remove the tumor. 5 days later, my surgeon had to do another operation because there was a massive infection killing me. It has been the start of a long fight that I won’t explain again … 2 years ago, at the same period, one big abscess appeared on my midline scar which is 30 centimeters long and I had to deal with several recurrences for 6 months. We’re now in 2023 and this thing is back.

Tomorrow afternoon, I won’t be behind my computer for the update. I will be at the hospital to talk about the situation with one surgeon. I would like to be positive but the calendar doesn’t help us, we are anxious, my wife & I. As you know, everything is more complicated nowadays in the healthcare system : even if France, there are a lot of problems since the COVID crisis. We are in the dark and we hope there is nothing too serious behind this another abscess. Because I lived a nightmare in 2017, the fear is inside me … I will keep you updated about this medical appointment scheduled tomorrow. I think it will be one step before some additional exams. For now, my only wish is to hear there is no hurry because this kind of battle deserves a good plan for a better result. Take care about yourself and the people you love, there is nothing more important !

Captive Culture Anniversary

22 years ago, I started my adventure and created the domain name Captive Culture … one week later, my website has been launched with two photo series only. Today, I should be writing a blog post to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of Captive Culture but my mind is empty and the mood isn’t good. I was thinking being able to propose something cool for this moment but things have been complicated this month. I didn’t have the special fan art expected and got no time to organize the FAQ mentioned on twitter … the last weeks have been focused on my heatlh issues and some administrative stuff that I have to manage. That’s sad but all this got a negative impact on my ability to celebrate this event. That’s life, we are all humans and if I took the time to weekly update the blog sharing some nice memories recently, I couldn’t do more. So, today, I am only going to write these lines and share one archive containing some pics & vids which have been posted long time ago and you could appreciate to watch again or maybe discover …

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