About Me

Altered Selfie using cat type photo filtersWelcome to the small piece of space dedicated to learning about me, then again you have the entire site itself to do so in general, so let me put here what you won’t find elsewhere or you will just in a different fashion.

My name is Nyx, it isn’t my given name it is a name that I was given oh so many years ago and over time it has become the name that I answer to more times than anything else. Online though I tend to be found under Nyxks mostly because it is an easy name to use and in general regards you could say it is my brand, using it to connect to me in most places online even using #Nyxks can catch my attention. ::smiles::

However, when it comes to video gaming you can find me online under TheNyxks which is what I use on Twitch and for some of my TikTok and Twitter posts (as in I have accounts under that handle for gaming purposes only).

My reason for this blog is to share with others parts of my day-to-day life from my struggles to my wins and everything in between that I feel others might find of various levels of interest. This blog is also aimed at giving you its reader information on various topics that I enjoy writing about and from time to time reviews on various products I have tested (been given to test or just got because I wanted to). This blog is also my way of expressing myself by showing my artwork, poetry, and on occasion pimping my business and other things that I have made to sell.

Remember you can connect with me on various platforms such as…

Purply Gaming related..

20 Plus Things About Me…

I’m 45 years young, born October 3rd

I am Married to Norman R. Cole, we got married on May 2nd, 2009

I graduated in 2001 with a BA in Native Studies from Trent University.

I have a diploma from Centennial College in New Media Design plus a certificate in Art Fundamentals and Digital Desktop Publishing.

I am ChildFree as opposed to being Childless, why ChildFree and not Childless? Simple I am ChildFree because I have chosen not to have children and I don’t feel less of a woman for making that choice (I enjoy being around children, I just do not wish any of my own).

Both Norman and I have worked from time to time online in a world called Second Life, I have created and sold mesh and prim-based clothing. SL, as it is known, is also where we first came to know each other.

I enjoy Photography, and have my own collection of photos I have taken over the years, though only recently have any of them been digital.

I consider myself to be an artist, I enjoy drawing and painting, as well as working with the electronic medium of photoshop and painter.

I’ve been into web design since 1994, though it was in 1997 that I really got into it as a way to help pay my way through university and for other essentials.

I have worked as a graphic designer and graphic artist since I was about 13 years of age. Mostly did stuff for my dad when I was younger, and moved on to doing my own freelancing as I got older, this also helped pay for my university education and essentials.

I have a parrot, named Spirit Moon he is a Timnish African Grey.

I enjoy listening to various 80s-based music, as well as some from the 70s and I also enjoy listening to different types of Celtic and Native American music

My favorite instruments are the Harp and Native Flute, I also like Drums, Bongos, Piano, and Acoustic Guitar. However, I can only play the bongos and piano.

I’ve taken opera lessons when I was younger and was told I was a Soprano, but with maturity would become a Colouraturist. Due to medical issues I no longer am able to sing, which is heartbreaking for me but it is part of life.

I use to be into International Ballroom Dancing, and managed to get my Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medallions before I gave it up, it wasn’t fun any longer and the problems between me and the instructor were mounting enough that I was not able to continue on with her at that point in time.

I am an Insulin Dependant Diabetic, I am on Tresuba at night, and Humalog – 1:5 to 1:15 is my general insulin to carb ratio.

Like my mom also have Porphyria, we both have Acute Intermittent Porphyria (AIP). There is no cure for this condition, just watch what you eat, drink, and the medications you are given.

I also have various other medical conditions that I am living with to various degrees of problems and issues and they are…

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), but it doesn’t have me! I’ve not developed insulin resistance as yet because of it nor diabetes (my learning I was diabetic though having the PCOS test was a good catch on my ob-gyn part though).

Celiac, and it’s a learning curve to figuring out what is safe and what isn’t anymore when it comes to what I can or really can’t eat = a lot of trial and error at times.

Spinal Osteoarthritis in general is a breakdown of the cartilage of the joints and discs in the neck and lower back. Though not uncommon as we age, getting it as young as I am that part isn’t common, yes it is normal but the degree it has developed isn’t the degree it is equivalent to someone who is in their 70s or so according to what my doc told me, sadly.

Dystonia is a movement disorder which is characterized by involuntary muscle contractions that cause slow repetitive movements or abnormal postures.

Myofascial Pain (MPS) is a medical way of saying diverse muscle pain with unspecific inflammation of the soft tissue, treatments vary in effectiveness of the treatments. For me so far nothing has helped lessen the pain.

I’ve had one rheumatologist diagnose me with Fibromyalgia but he didn’t add it to my official medical file, all he did was add the above, the Myofascial Pain. So for all, I was told I have Fibro it isn’t named as such in my medical records.

I am also now a Wheelchair user, thanks to the Dystonia and to the Spinal OA that has started to interfere with my ability to walk and stand for long periods of time (even short periods of time have been affected to various degrees, sadly).

I am Pagan and have been following my own path since I was rather young, I can’t explain it because it’s just something that I have always done and since it feels right to do it I’ve never changed and I am also a Later-Day Saint thanks to my husband Norman who has been a member since his birth (Was born and raised within it). How is that even possible you ask? Simple I make it work for my own reasons and way.

I am a Furry, which means I like to draw anthro charters, and wear a fursuit (my choice of fursuit is that of a Chinese Crested/Fennec Fox Hybrid called CC or my SecondLife-based self known as DeaDea who is a Pink Husky). I am NOT into the sexual side of Fur what so ever, it has nothing to do with my enjoyment of being a fur and has no place within my life as a fur.

I’m Asexual which means I do not experience Sexual Attraction, but it doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy being with Norman or anything that is associated with being married to someone you love, so yes in the bedroom side of things they are great between the two of us.

Outside of this for those who wish to gift stuff to people, I do have a Google Book List of digital books that I would like to get, some of them are replacements for the physical books that I lost during our move. I am in the process of making a Google Movie List, but it isn’t currently a thing – as in I’ve added them to my personal deal along with other wishlist items and need to shift through them to actually make a physical linkable list first.

I also have a few Amazon Wish Lists that span various topics from outright particle things that I need and use to items that I would like to get eventually.

2 Responses to About Me

  1. Chrystal says:

    Hello, I am a Type 2 gal too. I am child free at the moment. It looks like I will be child free for the remainder of my life due to other conditions beyond the betes.

    Seems we have a lot in common as far as myself tinkering with photoshop and doing websites. If you go to my website you can read about my diabetic journey as I am reading about yours which I fine fascinating. I would love to converse with more. Right now I am traveling on vacation to Oregon with a friend of mine. I would be happy to send pics of the beauty of the state. I leave in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles.

    Ronnie in the above post if a friend of mine (thepoordiabetic) we both like MMA.


  2. Hey Nyx
    I was at the #dsma chat room today and Just wanted to say Hi My name Ronnie Gregory Machio Type 2 diabetic for 13 years now and a D blogger, my blog is http://thepoordiabetic.com. Currently live in Cleveland Ohio in the US, but was born in Africa, country called Kenya.
    anyway hope to see you around in the DOC

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