Friday, 17 January 2014

Wild Burrito Ninja Tatt Girl....


The countdown is on people
only ten days or so and I will be through to the end of the whole chemo journey
seriously can't wait because it has been kind of kicking my butt up one side of the street
and down the other these last few weeks
but the end is in sight so who bloody cares right.... 
I certainly don't because I got to paint a little this week
which always makes the crappy bits easier to deal with
plus I finally became like the cool kids and got myself five tattoos...


Okay so they aren't cool tattoos
in fact I'm not a huge fan of the tat so I'm not sure there is such a thing..
and in fact unless you knew where to look you would just think I had some suspect black freckles... but I am claiming those babies...
why... because I went through quite a bit to get em that's why
turns out radiation planning is just one more embarrassing experience to add 
to the list which involves a whole lot of people in a room playing with what is left of poor lefty
dear god I swear there are only a handful of people left in the hospital who haven't prodded, poked, cut into, squished and now drawn on and tatted up that sucker


The whole process was quite the experience
walk into a room filled with people
get yourself topless self onto a table thingy attached to a CT scan
without flashing the world and rolling off the other side like a burrito
flop old lefty into a hole in the table / bed thingy
and proceed to lie there while they basically squish, prod, measure, draw on, scan and tattoo the bejeezus out of you
not too bad in the scheme of things I suppose
but then comes the fun part
you have to dismount this contraption
and you have been lying in one position for 45 mins and everything has gone to sleep
I did achieve it, though with very little of my dignity intact
and I was awarded some points for attempting a rather exciting dismount technique
the technician gave me a 6.5 for my wild half pike with a twist in a reverse position
which I thought was a touch harsh as I am not coordinated at the best of times
and doing the whole thing topless with various limbs still numb
was quite the achievement in my book... 
those technicians are so jaded I tell you
or maybe people just do really impressive dismounts... who knows...
 but I impressed myself by sticking the landing like a gymnast
actually better than a gymnast because I didn't do one of those ridiculous back arching things
I was like a ninja


Phantom Steve decided we should celebrate my induction into the tattoo club with something more appropriate than the paltry five dots that I have
and so she gave me this baby on the inside of my arm...
seriously perfect isn't it
and from now on I would like to be referred to by this title...
and with that Wild Burrito Ninja wishes you all a happy painting weekend...xx


68 comments:

Netty said...

oh boy Trace and we thought having a baby was undignified, this wins hands down. Obviously they do not realise you are not Houdini.....
Loving the sketches my friend. Take care of yourself. Happy PPF, hugs Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Teresa said...

Your new name would make a great rock and roll song!

Zafaran Art and Words Zone said...

Hats off to you, Wild Burrito Ninja! Awesome sketches, Tracey!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I like the sound of your new title, it's catchy. I'm also thrilled to hear that you're almost out of Chemo. Bless your heart, my friend. Last, but not least, I want to tell you how much I like the new look your artwork is taking with you working on prints. Hasta la vista, Wild Burrito Ninja!

Linda said...

LOVE your latest illustrations Tracey!! So thrilled the chemo is almost over. I think the Ninja title fits you perfectly -you ARE a warrior woman! XO

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

WBN you are cracking me up in all your serious stuff you find humor.
Cheers hope you still have a supply of nog!

Boo said...

Dear Wild Burrito Ninja,
I love you new mixed media paintings. It is so cool to see the book print peeking through your drawing.

I love the new name. You have the very best attitude ever. Gees how many more ways are they going to think to torture you??

Colleayn said...

This is great news that the end is in sight! You are so strong. I love your new title of wild burrito ninja. Awesome!

Jennifer McLean said...

so we have "Wild Burrito Ninja" and "Phantom Steve", it seems that Matt needs a new cool nickname! Oh, and I knew you'd stick the landing. ;o)

Heather Foust said...

Wooo Hooo end in site!!! You Wild Burrito Ninja!! You are the best. After this is all over I think you need to write a book!! xxx Heather

Marji said...

Wild Burito Ninja, you are my Hero! M.x

Cozycomfycouch said...

WILD BURRITO NINJA YOU ROCK! You are such a strong woman! An INSPIRATION! I love YA!!

anna said...

Much love to you... chemo over soon= Yay!!

Jane Blogs said...

I was just thinking about you this morning, wondering how much longer you had left of chemo.
Soooo glad to hear it's almost done!

Now it's just the radiation therapy left. Make sure you continue to take it easy, because that stuff can really wipe you out too.

Although I'm sure you'll whupp it's butt too, WBN.
Luv ya xox

Dion said...

You crack me up Fletch...I mean WBN! xx

RosA said...

Great to see the end is in sight! Take care WBN!

Michellem said...

Mom got markered up each week for her radiation and she said that she wished she'd gotten tattooed - less mess - Your art always makes me smile and your stories make me laugh - Hugs!

Carolyn Dube said...

Congratulations on your newest career as a gymnast you Wild Burrito Ninja! Loving the text in your tea! Chemo might be kicking you around but in 10 days you can give it a swift kick in the %$#!

Kirstin McCulloch said...

It is so great that you are near the end of your chemo! I love that through this you have been able to maintain your humour! Love you new name! It IS perfectly you! X

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Dear Wild Burrito Ninja,
so fab to hear that you are mostly out of chemo!

Wonderful artwork!
I like this fab combi of watercolors and booktext..AMAZING!

Anne Manda said...

Love your delicious tea illustration/collage! Great story and congrats on the new awesome name and tattoo ;) !

Belinda Basson said...

Best you change the title of this blog too or the by line at least! I rather like the sound of your new name! Bloody hell you have earned it! Thanks for sharing your walk with us here, your frankness is so refreshing. Love and hugs from the other side of the world.

Neesie said...

'Wild Burrito Ninja' you ROCK!
There's not many who could find such humour at times like these.
I'm so glad to hear that the chemo is nearly finished ;D
I've now got such a vivid picture of you crouched, masked and ready for action...bring it on!
Your artwork is looking awesome too. You're my hero for sure lady!
xoxo

Giggles said...

I always knew you were full of beans!! Wild Burrito Ninja would you have that be with cheese or
Mexican music? I agree with what Netty said, wow what an ordeal. Wild Burrito Ninja you art so good my friend...Olympic style in fact!! To heck with those dismounts... art on instead!!

Big Hugs Giggles

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

well wild burrito ninja, that was some amazing gymnastics...your re-telling is so graphic I can almost see you in action....so glad one big portion of this ordeal is almost over. On to tea and more art. xox

Nic McLean said...

I'm so glad the end of the treatment is in sight and only you could manage to make a funny story out of whatever that horrendous sounding procedure was for! Personalky I love tats so even if they're only dots welcome to the body art gang! ; 0) love phantoms script tattoo for you as well perfect nickname!

missy k said...

Wild Burrito Ninja go you!

I am so happy for you that the chemo is almost over.

You continue to amaze me with each post of yours I read :)

Karen x

Jo Murray said...

Only 6.5! You get 10/10 in my book. Glad the ordeal is almost over WBN. Hasn't affected your superb drawing.

Ilona Heimböckel said...

Wild Burrito Ninja - I love that! :-)
Thank you for sharing your story, making it kind of visible in my mind.
Sending you my best wishes and yay for seeing an end of the chemo in sight!
Hugs
Ilona

Nordljus said...

Yay to only 10 days to go, Wild Burrito Ninja! It must be such a relief to see the end of that journey, and to get back to normality, and painting. Love your drawings, especially the collage bit!

Snap said...

Dear Wild Burrito Ninja,
So nice to see you painting and tea! (What else is there?) Glad you are nearing the end of the chemo. Watch those dismounts!
Hugs ---

Karla B said...

Bravo, girl!I'm proud of you. I'm sending you good vibes from Brazil too.Be blessed!

Jessica Sporn said...

sending hugs and applause!

Sandra Busby said...

God it sound awful - but hilarious too - I bet those nurses are all trying hard not to snigger while you are trying to get in those ridiculous positions!
Yay for countdown!!!! We are all counting along with you! I LOVE your drawing by the way - particularly the way you've used a page from a book! Awesome!!! :0)

Faye said...

Tracey, Tracey, hang in there! You can see the finish line banner stretched across the street! We are all pulling for you. And I am praying for you. I guess you should be happy for the dot tats so they will be sure to get the correct boob when they start radiation. I love the art, as usual. Your posts lift up my spirits. Sending love from across the globe.

Vicki Holdwick said...

Tracey, I've obviously been away too long, and totally unaware of your ninja struggle. I'm so impressed with your courage and your continuing great sense of humor. Seriously love you girl...

xoxoxo

Christine Phelps said...

Thank you for the smile - positivity will see us through! Thinking about you! Found out Tuesday that I will be done with my chemo in March!!!! We are warriors. xx christine

Carin said...

Wild Burrito Ninja sounds like an obscure garage band of some sort. And so appropriate, because you totally rock!

Diana Evans said...

You are so strong and such an inspiration to women all over Tracey!!! love your latest work !!!! Happy PPF!!!

sharon said...

A standing ovation for Wild Burrito Ninja. I am sure when you cross the finish line the cheers will be heard across the ditch! Great art love the mixed media style. Lots of Hugs Sharon

Rita said...

I am so glad you are on the final countdown with the chemo!! I hope the radiation treatments will be a piece of cake compared to everything else you've been through. :)

I love the mixed media painting!! Love it! Love it! What fun to be trying something new artistically in the midst of all this craziness, eh? Freedom and fun is what you need, WBN!! ;)

Rita said...

So glad you are near the end with your topless acrobatics. Lovely art, as always!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

So glad tohear the chemo is getting near the end and that you had time and energy to do your lovely art.
Nicole/Beadwright

peggy gatto said...

I give you a perfect
10 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Polly Birchall said...

It amazes me how much you make me laugh, whilst going through pergatory. Take care. p.s. check my blog I gave you a blog award :)

Ritu Dua said...

Oh it is such a beautiful feeling to know that you are on the final countdown with chemo !...Your sketches are awesome and the new name superb!! Visit me to see what tea thingy I have done this time ...was remembering you while doing !!
http://beneathmyheartart.blogspot.ae/2014/01/street-night-art.html

Catherine Constance said...

Hey, Wild Burrito Ninja, so glad it's nearly over...thinking of you and smiling... :) xx

Lori said...

Dear Wild Burrito Ninja,
You are one of my heroes. Your sense of humor and wit during all of this has heighten my admiration beyond what you can do with a pen and paint brush. By the way, my admiration was already high but you have reached new height in my book. Thinking of you and sending you hugs now from California (does that make me closer to you)? xox Lori

kat said...

So happy you are nearing the end of your chemo Tracey! Your art and words are always such fun! Best wishes your way!
Hugs
Kat

Wandering Wren said...

Bejeezus... how you manage to bring humour into what you have been going is impressive. I laughed my way through your post and only 8 days to go now lovely Wild Burrito Ninja.... trust me to be late! Then hopefully you and your leftie can have some peace to concentrate fully on your wonderful artwork!
Have the best week ever.
Wren x

Tammie Dickerson said...

I must say, the super awesome dismount should have earned you a 9.5 at least! I love reading your tale, and am already planning in my head some serious maneuvers for my own use, should the occasion ever arise! LOVE your painting this week - full of movement and energy, just like the Wild Burrito Ninja that you are :)

Studio Kaufmann said...

YAY! Your chemo journey is almost over. Your description is so hilarious I am glad you can laugh your way through this. Your painting is amazing. Happy PPF

Carol said...

So glad the end is so near!!! I do love your new name too, it's fabulous!!!! Love the painting too:)

Moon Stumpp said...

clap...clap...clap...Wild Burrito Ninja, you are my hero and you rock!!!!

EVA said...

10 days.... Yay!!! So happy to hear it is almost over and hopefully you will be back to your healthy energetic self soon.

Your tea pages are great!

Sue J said...

When I had the tats done I swear it was a 15 year old kid on work experience who did mine!
You can see the light at the end of the tunnel,Trace. Stay strong.

Hammers said...

Wild Burrito Ninja, you make me laugh and cry all at once..you are indeed my heroine. Love the Tea cup image today. I am sending you Burrito flavoured kisses..MWAH. Cx

Trece said...

Hooray for the Wild Burrito Ninja!! So glad to hear you are almost done! You SO got this!!

Irene Rafael said...

I bow to you Wild Burrito Ninja. I had the same reaction as Hammers...l mean WBN!

Tammie Lee said...

i wish i was the one making you smile and laugh..... but i am not as fun as you are! love your tat
love that you are nearly done, fini!
sending you a warm and bright smile.

JKW said...

You are most clever Wild Burrito Ninja. Glad you stuck it. . .that's so important and probably why you got the ovation you did. Love the art. Blessings, Janet PPF

Darnell J Knauss said...

Ah, WBN, just think of it: chemo down, rado to come and then you will have walked fully through the ring of fire! Dignity and hair will return. Since you still have your talent and your wicked sense of humor, I don't think there is anything else of import that you've lost during the process except evil cancer cells. You remain an inspiration, honey chile!!

Blessings on your fluffy head! And big hugs about your shoulders! Mwah! Darnell

Nigel Roberts said...

Haven't been around blogland much lately, but there's no way I can pass up commenting on a post with that title! :D

And welcome to the cool kids corner ;)

x

Jez said...

So glad you are coming to the end of the chemo - it's no fun. Your blog had me chuckling, and I know what you mean about having blasĂ© groups of people inspecting what you thought were private bits of you. Bear in mind that it was bowel cancer I had, so ……..
Keeping you in my thoughts each day, even though I have been absent from commenting for a bit.

Serena Lewis said...

It's been ten days so, you should now be finished with the chemo...YAY!!!! Love the new name and your artwork!! I hope your cancer journey from here-on will be only the regular check-ups to keep you cancer-free. Much love and hugs ~ xo

*jean* said...

Hey WBN sending you some warm and cuddlies...xoxo

Catharina Engberg said...

Glad this shit is over for you now. :) And your tattoo marks the ending to it. A big swedish hug to you my dear friend!

JanT said...

So I just found your blog and am so excited your chemo is over. I finished my chemo on Dec. 16 and find myself getting out the magnifying mirror each night to inspect the growth of my hair (how crazy is that?). I went back and read through all your posts from June to now, brought back lots of memories. As I read each post, I laughed, got teary eyed then smiled as I enjoyed your spirit and sense of humor. You go girl. Your art rocks and had me drooling. I look forward to following your blog and journey. I get reconstruction of both my "sisters" Feb 17 and am looking forward to having the girls and my hair back. Hang in there, there is light at the end of the tunnel.