October 30th, 2013 | filed in News


Well, folks, I’m afraid I have to report indeed to go back into treatment for my neck. I went to see a neurologist on Monday, and I’ve been ordered to have a battery of tests to get to the root of the problem. So for a second time in 15 months I have to put my business on hold and stop production on both STRANGER and PS. I’ve try to manage this problem and continue to work, and I have failed.

This time, I’m not coming back to work until I’ve solved this problem for good. Rest assured, I’m going to try everything I can to correct the problem with both conventional and alternative medicine. While I’m sure many of you have great suggestions, please keep them to yourself for now. I’m going to have to develop a treatment regimen that works for me. That said, I’m reserving surgery as the VERY LAST option. If I can fix this using non-invasive means, I will.

In the meantime I’ll be continuing my physical routine of regular exercise, yoga, meditation, massage therapy and stress reduction to calm things down. I know stress is at the root of the problem, but i have to figure out how to untangle the mess before I return to work. Hopefully, I’ll have some better answers later this month.

As always, thanks for your unending patience.

11 Responses to “Update.”

  1. TheBig1 says:

    Take all the time you need, your health is more important than anything else.
    Get well soon :)

  2. ChineseWolf says:

    Yes, face it and FIX it.

  3. Mongoose Van Dunkelschreiber says:

    Man I know how you feel not being about to do what you love or care about because so annoying injury that’s taking an excruciatingly long time to recover from.

  4. MarleneS. says:

    Take the time and heal. And if you could, just let us know how things are going every once in a while. Just a line so we aren’t worrying about you and sending you tons of email asking whats up. Take Care.

  5. Slamlander says:

    Get well, please and maintain balance. I agree, surgery is to be avoided. That is something that I am avoiding too (calcification in my shoulder joint). As we get older, it becomes harder to dodge :( At least, you have decent healthcare ;)

    I wish you well and look forward to the continuation of this story. I am anxious/curious to see where you are taking it ;) I will continue to monitor this site for news and developments ;)

  6. SCE2AUX says:

    We’ll be praying for you Dirk. By all means, take as long as you need and then some to be sure.

  7. Ben Scott says:

    Sorry to hear things aren’t going as well as you hoped, but glad to know you’re working on getting yourself better. Health first — the comic can wait.

    As for the idea that you’ve failed, bull. “This thing we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.” (Mary Pickford)

    Clear skies!

  8. Someone Else says:

    Here’s to hoping you recover soon. Being injured like that sucks, especially when it interferes with your work.

  9. Kurtis Ryan says:

    Focus on getting better. Your heath is of paramount importance. Your work is worth the wait. And Ben Scott is right in his choice of quotes.

  10. TGIF says:

    Just wondering on your current status and if you still are planning to eventually resume?

  11. crazyman says:

    How are you, Dirk? Any improvement? Hope you’re doing well and double-hope that you will return to work soon. :D

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