Because we have received many questions and concerns about our last minute lack of attendence at M/sC and to prevent any speculation or rumors (as our Beloved Community tends to do) –
My Masters brother is very ill with cancer. This is a battle he has been fighting for the last 6 years. Recently he took a turn for the worse and was in need of a stem cell transplant. Master was the only match. This necessitated repeated trips from Austin TX to a hospital over 2 hours away over the last month and a half. 3 weeks ago Master donated the stem cells – a procedure which was extraordinarily painful and required a hospital stay. Less than 2 days after the procedure Master and i flew to attend 2 conferences on the east coast as we had commited to do. Having been advised by His physician to take it easy for 3-4 weeks (and that it takes roughly 4-6 weeks for His body to replenish the marrow they removed from Him), Master was called back to Houston to donate white blood cells. This was again another 2 days at the hospital for Master. The week of M/sC – less than one week later – Master was again called back to the hospital to donate white blood cells. This conflicted with M/sC – however nothing could be done and it was not something that could wait until Tuesday.
Since then the prognosis has been good for His brother, he’s improved greatly and will likely be released from the hospital later this week. We anticipate continued recovery and health for him. After having a back ache for 2.5 weeks due to the procedure and being extremely fatigued – Master is *finally* beginning to feel like Himself again. We look forward to continuing to serve our community. We hope to see some of you at Twisted in Tulsa this weekend, at Folsom Fringe the end of this month or another conference in the near future!! You can also check our calendar for updates on our travel schedule [here][https://houseobsidian.wordpress.com]
Thank you all for your thoughts, prayers, well wishes and patience.
YiL in His service,
On Behalf of House Obsidian