As most of you know, my husband has tested positive again for Hepatitis C. His liver is already permanently damaged and it is imperative, in order to stop the progress of the degeneration of his liver, that we try every avenue to get rid of the Hepatitis. The treatment for this is chemotherapy, yes - the same drugs they use to treat many types of cancer. He has already been treated with one "chemical cocktail" for a year. Everything looked so great until 6 months post treatment when he again tested positive. This time the treatment will be more aggressive. That translates into him being sicker and weaker than he was before.
When I look into the next year ahead of us, I am trying to prepare. I just sent in my resignation letter to the wonderful publication, Saddle and Bridle magazine, to which I have worked for for 3 amazing years. During that time, I have met so many great trainers, riders and family's. It has been such a pleasure.
I also feel that I will not be able compete or even go to many shows. With this reality, a good portion of this blog will be left blank as I will no longer have many (if any) contributions that are tagged as "My own experiences" which leaves me wondering how I could possibly keep it interesting.
I have been very blessed by the wonderful people who helped me via the Internet to learn all about riding aside. I think that this blog has encouraged others to take that first step to try the amazing sport...and delve into the history of it all. But now, I am left wondering if or how I could continue. I know that I will continue my family blog www.equusvilla.blogspot.com but am unsure about the future of this one.