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Monday, February 7, 2011

Australian Summer & Good News

This week, I'll chat over my summer life and the medical good news.
 Are you enjoying summer or winter? Australia, it's in the middle of summer! More than 30 degrees everyday. Too much heat outside.I divide life into three : work, sketches and swimming.
I sometimes struggle hard before a due date like a guy above. Sketching might be the best time for me. Pure fun and joy. Especially, kids are great comfort in busy days and...in crazy hot days.
Only children are full of energy and adults are melting away or down-and-out!

After work, I go for swimming!
I've SERIOUSLY started swimming after getting a disability, in order to keep leg
muscles. Now, I can swim 1000m easily. The longest record is 1500m. I've learned swimming all by myself.

A "rock bath(=ocean pool)" is the place I go. Try an "ocean pool" that does not have big waves like a beach. Become a jelly fish! Salt water seems much easier for us to float than an inside pool. While floating, looking up a blue sky and birds is fun. Many beautiful sea creatures are there -- crabs, octopuses, prawns, fishes, shells, dolphins etc. I love watching waves...nature is a poet.


Friends, good news, a specialist has claimed that I'm stabilized = the leg has stopped deteriorating. I heard the word, "recovering" for the first time in these 6 yrs. It gives me confidence!! My manmos efforts have resulted in holding or holding back muscles.

Neurologically, no dramatic changing. But If I can suspend the situation, I'm the winner getting over this cause-unknown sickness. The medical team recommends me to keep up swimming.
Happy Sadami also enjoys cartoons. It means I'm relaxing and joy stays with me. "A day in Sadami's Life" for your coffeebreak. Thank you for your great cheers that have helped me get through a tough time. Ah, life is beautiful and people are lovely!!
Soon, this blog will be a 1 year old on 16th February. I do not know how I can express my special thanks for you.
Please take care and see you next Monday!

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73 comments:

  1. Wonderful news about your improvement. I know it is very hard to get muscles back.

    I love your blog and your drawings. The surf looks great!

    xoxo

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  2. Dear Vicki,
    Thank you! Yes, not easy, but we can manage muscles, which depends on an individual will.
    Cheers,:)Sadami

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  3. Complimenti! Acquerelli bellissimi.
    Wonderful watercolors.
    Ciao da Milano.

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  4. Very beautiful watercolors!
    Congratulations

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  5. Oh Sadami!

    Your paintings of water are breathtaking. In fact I want to hold my breath looking at them!

    So glad to hear about an improvement in physical health. It means so much.

    I'm not looking forward to summer so much, but spring...come on!

    Yours,

    GG

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  6. I am so happy for you! And so pleased you shared these wonderful sketches - I love all of them but especially the waves rolling and breaking in all their power. And laughed at the Sadami swimming ones :) Too cute! I hope your swimming helps you return to more strength and ability.

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  7. Sadami, por lo que observo y estás relatando, tienes dificultades para mover tus extremidades y problemas para nadar... y que en estos momentos empiezas a superarlos. No es eso cierto? Qué maravilla! Me alegro mucho lo que cuentas con tus palabras. Y te felicito por ese sentido del humor en este comic... Ja, ja, cómo corres delante de un tiburón!!!! Eso son: fuerzas mayores!!
    Hace falta mucha fuerza de voluntad y tú la tienes, por lo que cuentas y como la "fé mueve montañas..." tú conseguirás lo que te propones.
    Venga, ánimos!
    Las pinturas del mar con sus olas son maravillosas.
    Aquí estamos en invierno, con clima Mediterráneo (benigno) aunque estos días pasados ha hecho mucho frio. Hoy hace calor... Es una locura! Un día bueno y otro frío.
    Un beso.

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  8. Your art and your good news make me happy too.

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  9. ¡Animo Sadami! lo vas consiguiendo, sigue con tu recuperación. Por aquí estamos pasando mucho frió. Como siempre nos presentas unos trabajos excelentes. Un saludo.
    Sadami Animo! what you getting, get on with your recovery. For here we are spending a lot of cold. As always show us some excellent work. A greeting.

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  10. I'm glad you are recovering properly, sadami. Keep on swimming, it's the best and most complete existing exercise. Your cartoons are always funny. Beware of sharks! The first watercolour, with the waves, is lovely. Cheers.

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  11. Beuatiful waves........love the color you used. Love to hear good news, Sadami. So glad you are doing better. Swimming is a most excellent exercise. Keep up the good work all around.

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  12. Clapping my hands with joy for you!
    Recovering is a great word and I am thrilled it is now applied to you, who brings us such joy in his work!

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  13. Sadami...sending good thoughts your way for continued well being. Your paintings are always a joy to view as well as your blog. I especially love these waves! And as far as winter versus summer.....I've had enough of the winter. I definitely enjoy warm days and sunshine. I wish it would come sooner.

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  14. Feels so good to hear good news from you.
    The shark just can not swim as fast as Sadami)).
    And congrats on first blog's anniversary!
    And the waves in the first watercolor are just amazing!

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  15. I love this post sadami ! beautiful paintings and sketches ! you swim with sea creatures funny! the word "recovering" is the best I know !
    I love how you write and your sketches !
    great ! life is beautiful !
    I wish you a lovely next week
    bisous from france

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  16. Hello Sadami

    That's great news from the doctors. Keep up the swimming... I'm sure it is good for you. I think I swam in the pool you mention in 2000 when I was in Sydney. Lovely art work, keep it up

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  17. Saddami, you care, with the shark! :))))))

    dear, what excellent news you gave us, the word 'recovery' realy is magic! has already had a huge effect on you!
    congratulations on learning to swim alone!
    I can not swim, and I am big afraid, not 'slack off' in the water! the sea for me is a great bath soak! ;))
    so it makes me want to go into these your drawings of the sea, with the heat wave that's here in SP!

    and I loved the designs of Sadami swimming!
    I like your mood! :)
    a big hug my friend! good new week!

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  18. Dear Ayde,
    Thank you. Me,too love cartoons.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  19. Dear Franco,
    Thanks! Your political cartoons are super and funny.
    Cheers, Sadami

    Caro Franco,
    Grazie! Il tuo vignette politiche sono super e divertenti.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  20. Dear Antonio,
    Thank you. I admrie your changing spirit in paintings. Keep up!
    Cheers, Sadami

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  21. Dear GG,
    Thank you. Hope spring will come to you soon and certain. I made the first sketch in a rainy and nearly stormy yesterday. Suddenly, cold. But regular members still came and swam at the pool. Very warm water. After a swim, I sketched an ocen in a car(otherwise, an outside was freezing cold and too hard winds.)
    Cheers, Sadami

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  22. Dear Rohnda,
    Thank you for celebrating for me! As I mentioned above(*see my reply above), the first sketch was a stormy sea, gales in a cloudly day. But usually, under sunshine, I play with sea creatures in a "peaceful way"..:). Only the problem is... swimming gives me a good appetite. I've put on weight. Hospital nurses say, "Muscles are heavier than fat!" Gulp. I want to believe so?! I'll keep up swimming!
    Cheers, Sadami

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  23. Dear Joshemari,
    Thank you. Yes, I'm confident that I can swim faster than a shark??! Hahaha! Will power is great as well as faith as you quote from the Bible. Also, love. With other people that include your "love," I'm overcoming the difficulty. Probably, will, faith and love--these are the necessary elements for us to achieve something:). Today, it's suddenly cold. A climet is strange. Please take care and enjoy your art activities.
    Best wishes, Sadami

    Estimado Joshemari,
    Gracias. Sí, estoy seguro de que puedo nadar más rápido que un tiburón??! Jajaja! La fuerza de voluntad es grande, así como la fe que usted cita de la Biblia. Además, el amor. Con otras personas que incluyen a su "amor", me estoy oponiendo a la dificultad. Probablemente, la voluntad, la fe y el amor - estos son los elementos necesarios para que podamos lograr algo:). Hoy en día, de repente frío. Un clima es extraño. Por favor, tenga cuidado y disfrute de sus actividades artísticas.
    Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

    >>>>Joshemari said...
    Sadami, so watch and telling you, you have difficulty moving your limbs and problems for swimming ... and now begin to overcome them. Is not that true? How wonderful! I'm glad what you say with words. And I congratulate you for that sense of humor in this comic ... Ja, ja, like running in front of a shark!! That are larger forces!
    It takes willpower and you have it, so accounts and as the "faith moves mountains ..." you get what you intend.
    Come, courage!
    The paintings of the sea with its waves are wonderful.
    Here we are in winter, with Mediterranean climate (mild) but these past days has been very cold. Today's hot ... It's crazy! A good day and a cold.
    A kiss.

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  24. Dear Barbara,
    Thank you for visiting my blog and a so kind comment. Your blog shows joy in creative activities. Please keep up!
    Best wishes, Sadami

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  25. Dear Albert,
    Thanks millions! I made the first sketch on a stormy sea, cloudly yesterday in a car after swim. I'll swim make watercolor and cartoons a lot.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  26. Dear Carol,
    Thank you for care. I'll swim and enjoy art activities lots!
    Kind regards, Sadami

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  27. Dear Pat,
    Thank you for sharing joy and your applause. Only the problem is...swimming gives me a good appetite that results in weight increasing. Hospital nurses say, "Muscles are heavier than fat!" Mmm...hopefully, I can stay in a same saize. For girls, it's always a matter?!
    Cheers, Sadami

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  28. Dear Gretchen,
    Thank you! You must come to Sydney RIGHT NOW. The first sketch on a stormy sea was made cloudly yesterday in a car after swim. But usually, under sunshine, I play with sea creatures in a "peaceful way"..:). Anyway, let us enjoy life fully!
    Cheers, Sadami

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  29. Dear Irina,
    Thank you! Yes, I'm confident that I can swim faster than a shark??! The first sketch was made in a car rainy and nearly stormy yesterday after swim. 30-40 minutes? "Close look at value" is the key.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  30. Dear Ray,
    Thank you! Wow, 2000m means 20 times come&go in that pool, one way is 50m. Not many people make 20. *I make 10. You, too, enjoy art work!
    Cheers, Sadami

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  31. Awesome !!!! Way to go with the swimming and putting it all behind you. Maybe you swam away from it. Right on. And I love your waves
    peace n abundance,
    CheyAnne

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  32. Dear Marty,
    Thank you! I like your photos and poems are so charming, beautiful, delicate and sometimes full of social messages. You, too, keep up.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  33. Dear Denise,
    Thank you for encouragement! You must come to Sydney and join swimming. Oh, so many beautiful landscapes and sea creatures wash off dust in our soules.
    And anyone can swim. As we have two air-bags,lungs and naturally float like a jelly fish. After floating, move hands and legs. Now, you can swim. Please trust in you and enjoy swimming:).
    Big hugs and smile, Sadami

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  34. Dear CheyAnne,
    Thank you for a kind visit and encouragement. I admire your photos and taking picture techniques. You, too, keep up!
    Kind regards, Sadami

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  35. Dear Juan,
    Thank you so much for encouragements. You, too, always demonstrate lovely work. Drawing is fundamental for painting. Let us keep it up.
    Best wishes, Sadami
    Estimado Juan,
    Muchas gracias por estímulos. Usted, también, siempre demuestran el trabajo hermoso. El dibujo es fundamental para la pintura. Vamos a mantener el ritmo.
    Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

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  36. Congratulations on your blogiversary! And what good news from the doctors - you are taking charge of your health and that is always a good thing.

    I have been painting waves this afternoon as part of a birthday card for my daughter and I wish they were half as good as yours! But your work inspires me to try new things. Thank you!

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  37. Dear Judy,
    Thank you so much! Regarding waves, value and color use are the key. I sketched it for 30-40 minutes, mainly spent in watercolor, while watching waves. Go for it. I hope you can get a happy result for the daughter.
    Best wishes, Sadami

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  38. I love all your watercolors. KEEP SWIMMING Sadami.. we want you to get your strength back. Congratulations on your Blog Anniversary!!!

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  39. Dear Hilda,
    Thank you! Yes, I'll keep on swimming. Next week, I'll chat over the Blog Anniversary.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  40. This is such fabulous news Sadami!!!!!!! Your resolve is momentous and healing! Keep swimming.

    Your ocean paintings are really fabulous! It must be their healing influence that makes them so wonderful. I want to see more and more of them. They are just wonderful!!

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  41. Mis felicitaciones, todos compartimos la alegria que le ambarga y que sabe comunicar a los demas, con sus palabras y con esos dibujos que son como chispazos de la vida cotidiana sobretodo de los niños.
    Un abrazo.
    Vicente.

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  42. Dear Teri,
    Thank you so much!!! I'll sketch more. I love watching waves, sea creatures, but above all, nice friends there. Regulars encourage one another. I'm full of energy. Yey!!
    Cheers, Sadami

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  43. Dear Nori,
    Thanks! Your work is always cool and ahead of time. Keep up!
    Cheers, Sadami

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  44. Dear Vincente,
    Thank you! Yes, I love people, particularly, children are so lovely. Your work, too, often focuses on people. Lovely. I learn lots from you.
    Kind regards, Sadami

    Estimado Vicente,
    ¡Gracias! Sí, me encanta la gente, en particular, los niños son tan encantadora. Su trabajo también se centra a menudo en las personas. Precioso. Yo aprendo mucho de usted.
    Un cordial saludo, Sadami

    >>>>Vincente said...
    Congratulations, all share the joy that ambarga and knows how to communicate to others with her words and those pictures are like glimpses of daily life especially for children.
    A hug.
    Vicente.

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  45. Sadami what wonderful news! I don't know much about your disability and wasn't sure it was reversible. I'm so glad to learn that it is. Recovery is a grand word. Keep swimming--and keep those beautiful sketches of the white caps as fresh as they are. I am learning a lot from your puddles and washes and swipes.

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  46. Hola sadami, cuantas cosas bonitas en este post, la primera me alegro de tu mejora en el problema que tienes, la segunda, el primer trabajo del mar, que maravilla, esta fantástico, el movimiento, el color, lo tiene todo,los otros bocetos también son muy bonito, pero me reí mucho con las viñetas del final, ahora entiendo como puedes nadar 1500m, y seguro a gran velocidad, ja ja, muy bueno.
    Saludos.

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  47. Dear Linda,
    Thank you very much! Seems not reversible. But if I can suspend the condition or minimize losing muscles, I'm the winner. Today, I sawm 1,100m after work. You, too, Linda, take care and enjoy your life.
    Kind regards, Sadami

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  48. Dear Francis,
    Thank you very much! Wow, an expert of sea, your kind comment, is a great honor that encourages me to keep up more. Waves are very interesting and I want to catch them on paper.

    Regarding the disability, it turns out my swimming ability! I'll keep hope for recovery. Never give up. And...very happy to know you have a big laugh:). Francis, making cartoons is a great fun. You can try it, too.
    Kind regards, Sadami

    Estimado Francisco,
    Muchas gracias! Wow, un experto del mar, tu amable comentario, es un gran honor que me anima a seguir más. Las olas son muy interesantes y quiero darles las capturas en el papel.

    En cuanto a la discapacidad, resulta que mi habilidad para nadar! Voy a mantener la esperanza de la recuperación. Nunca te rindas. Y ... muy feliz de saber que una gran risa:). Frances, por lo que los dibujos animados es muy divertido. Puedes probarlo también.
    Un cordial saludo, Sadami

    >>>>Francis said..,
    Sadami Hi, how many beautiful things in this post, the first I'm glad your improvement in the problem you have, the second, the first job of the sea, great, this fantastic movement, color, has it all, others sketches are also very nice, but I laughed a lot with the bullets in the end, now I understand how you can swim 1500m, and secure high-speed, ha ha, very good.
    Greetings.

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  49. Hi, Sadami,
    I'm here again. I loved the good news. I love the cartoons; I love yours cartoons.
    Abraço,
    Ayde

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  50. Oh, Ayde,
    Thank you so much!!
    Cheers, Sadami

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  51. Congratulations on your wonderful news, Sadami! I love your cartoon which was very enjoyable and funny. You have a great character and lovely personality. I'm sure it's what keeps you smiling!
    All the best,
    Dora
    P.S. Here in New York we have winter and I cannot wait for the heat of summer!

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  52. ¡Excelentes esos mares en pleno oleaje, Sadami!
    Ojalá te recuperes muy pronto. Te mando un abrazo

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  53. Sadami, je veux nager dans cette mer là aussi ! Tes aquarelles me font rêver à la saison plus chaude. 30°? C'est trop d'envie pour moi !
    Ici, l'hiver devient interminable...
    Profite bien de ces petits bonheurs. Bises. Olivia.

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  54. Dear New Yorker Dora,
    Thank you! Come to Sydney NOW with a swim suit; leave behind snow. Yes, I'm very happy with the leg. At onset, some people said, "Ye need a wheel chair." But I've kept trying and walk very well. More swimming or racing with a shark.
    ...and I'll enjoy cartoons:)!
    Cheers, Sadami

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  55. Dear Juan,
    Thank you. I'll keep your hug for my hope. Full recovery is not realistic, a permanent disability. But if I can stop deteriorating, suspend the situation or further, put back some muscles, I'll be the great winner!! Indeed, I walk much better than the onset.
    Cheers, Sadami

    Estimado Juan,
    Gracias. Voy a seguir tu abrazo para mi esperanza. La recuperación completa no es realista, una incapacidad permanente. Pero si puedo detener el deterioro, suspender la situación o más, poner de nuevo algunos músculos, voy a ser el gran ganador! De hecho, yo camino mucho mejor que el comienzo.
    Saludos, Sadami

    >>>>Juan said...
    Excellent these seas in full wave Sadami!
    I hope you recover soon. I send you a hug

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  56. Dear Olivia,
    Come to Sydney RIGHT NOW! Weather is more than 30° = sea temperature goes 23-25°, see below.
    http://www.mhl.nsw.gov.au/www/wave_temp.htmlx
    But this week, a weather will go around 26°. (So, we feel the pool's water much warmer than winds.) I'll enjoy swimming:).
    Hugs, Sadami

    Olivia Cher,
    Venez à Sydney dès maintenant! La météo est plus de 30 ° = température de la mer va 23-25 °, voir ci-dessous.
    http://www.mhl.nsw.gov.au/www/wave_temp.htmlx
    Mais cette semaine, un temps vont autour de 26 °. (Donc, nous nous sentons eau de la piscine beaucoup plus chaud que les vents.) Je vais profiter de la baignade:).
    Hugs, Sadami

    >>>Olivia said...
    Sadami, I want to swim in the sea again! Your watercolors make me dream of the warmer season. 30 °? It is too anxious for me!
    Here, winter is ending ...
    Enjoy these little pleasures. Hugs. Olivia.

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  57. Dear Sadami,
    wonderful paintings - as ever! The ocean sketches express so much the joy you had while swimming! I had also problems with the muscles (polio) when I was a child and swimming helped me to recover nearly completely. So, best wishes for you!
    Hugs
    Vertippsel

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  58. さだみさん
    haha - たのしです!うみのえをすごいです!すべてをとてもいいです!
    さだみさんのあしはなおりました。うれしいです!
    マレーシアへとてもあつくてむしあついです。
    またね
    エベリン

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  59. Hi Sadami, I'm happy to see that you are recovering fast and well! This post is full of nice news and nice drawings! I like very much the way you have painted the sea, fantastic watercolors!! Best regards!! Tito.

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  60. Dear Vertippsel,
    Thank you for cheers and sharing your story!! Very happy to hear you already recovered. My case is still not clear. (A uni's research team asked me to join their project.) If I can stop progression and if it will not spread in my body, I'm the winner! Doctors have recommended soprts, but pretty hard to do it on the ground (*practically, who plays sports with a handicapped girl?)except swimming. Now, my hard work has begun to pay off. The medical team is also happy. I'll keep up.
    All the best and Hugs,
    Sadami

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  61. エベリンさん,
    ありがとう。まだ、あしは, ぜんぶ, なおっていません(=not completely recovered). でも、いっしょに よろこんで くれて ほんとうに うれしいです。マレーシア, たくさん, たのしんで くださいね。
    Cheers, Sadami

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  62. Dear Tito,
    Thank you for encouragement and sharing joy with me! I'll never give up and keep hope.
    I like your ways of watercolor and admire your wonderful techniques. Really looking forward to your amazing works.
    Best regards, Sadami

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  63. Also glad to hear that you are recovering.
    Very wonderful paintings. The seascape on the top is so beautiful and rich. Thank you.

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  64. Dear Wren,
    Wow, thank you for cheers!! I like that work, too. A sea and waves are so beautiful and kind. Like Mom, she holds my in water and I enjoy swimming:).
    I look forward to your work.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  65. Sadami, I am so happy with your medical results! Yuppie, it is my good news of the day! I love when a friend have a beautiful news! Keep on swimming, we are all with you!
    Oh, and your paintings (I call them in this way, too beautiful to call them only sketches!) are marvellous! Those waves, and the color of the sea! And your cartoon is exhilarating! A kiss!

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  66. Dear Cristina,
    Thanks for sharing the joy as if yours own, oh, lovely! A kiss back! I feel the leg stronger. I'll keep swimming and keep smiling:)!!
    Cheers, Sadami

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  67. Adults melt, kids frolic, and Sadami swims! Fantastic on staying with your exercise and battling back and winning. This is no small thing - to have stopped the deterioration. Hugs!

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  68. Dear Margaret,
    Thank you very much! Your encouragement cheers me up. I'll keep it up. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs and smile, Sadami

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  69. Sadami, I enjoyed this post and am so glad to hear your good news. I love your illustrations too; they make me smile...especially the one with you swimming quickly away from the shark. The colors of your waves are beautiful.

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  70. Dear Linda,
    Thank you! Everybody loves that cartoon. Always an ocean's deep blue and green attracts my eyes and heart. I'm secretly assuming...a sky and a sea fell in love with each other. But they cannot get into one. So, very deep blue...:).
    Kind regards, Sadami

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  71. Great
    work
    thank you for sharing

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  72. Dear Skizo,
    Thank you very much! Enjoy your creative art!
    Cheers, Sadami

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