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Vidaloco 09-26-2010 01:22 PM

I'm still kicking
Hi everyone, its been awhile since I've been here. Many of you may not even know me. For those who do I'll catch you up on my happenings.
First off Tony's (Barbarosa) Dad passed away August 30th after a long fight with cancer. He was a great man and mentor and will be missed by us and many others.
My health has taken a turn as well and after many tests and a biopsy, I have been diagnosed with primary biliary cirrhosis of the liver (not alcohol related). I'm at stage 1 so hopefully the meds I've been given will keep it in check and it won't progress for many years. There is no cure beyond a liver transplant, but hopefully I'll never get to that point.
Our new house is moving along, they are suppose to be here tomorrow to start on the actual building now that the foundation is ready. We're not moving from our farm, just building in another spot on the same place. Actually its smack dab in front of our old house :lol: Hopefully we will be able to move in within the next few years since it will be my "view" till then.
The horses, dogs, cats and chickens are all doing well. Saro and Shiloh are old hats on the trail now. We've gone on a couple of away rides and they load in the trailer and handle all new experiences with calm curiosity. Shiloh has even taken up the "lets chase the deer" game that Tony and her mother Fras love so much.
Saro still has an occasional catch in her stifle but it is getting less and less. I don't do any fancy maneuvers on her although she knows how to side pass and yield all her parts. I'll hold off another year to start any of that. They are both 4yo RMH's in case anyone didn't know.
Vida is still my main love. She hasn't been getting ridden as often but still a few times a week. Its nice to be on a been there done that horse once in awhile.
I have missed all my HF friends. I've kept up with a few of you on FB but those I haven't, know I think of you often. Hopefully things will settle down and I can be on more often. Football season and colder weather should slow us down :wink:
Anyhoo, that's a short version of whats going on with me.
Here's a big hug a wave to all of you.

Sissimut-icehestar 09-26-2010 01:38 PM

It's so nice to hear from you!
I'm really sorry about Tons dad, and about your illness. I'll keep you in my thoughts!
But nice to hear your horses are doing well :) And good luck on your new house!
I hope we'll hear more from you now :)

wannahorse22 09-26-2010 01:42 PM

I will keep you in my prayers!

Congrats on the new house. My family just moved into a new house.... just make sure to label all your boxes! haha

smrobs 09-26-2010 01:48 PM Hey, welcome back!! I am so sorry to hear about Tony's dad and your illness. You will both be in my prayers. We've missed you around here and I, for one, am glad to see you again.

farmpony84 09-26-2010 03:22 PM

Hey girl! I've been stalking you on facebook. I haven't really made any comments but I've been checking in for updates quite often. I'm glad to see you back in your old stomping grounds!!!!!!!

Vidaloco 09-26-2010 03:26 PM

Thanks everyone, you warm the cockles of my heart... OK, wait, what the heck is a cockle anyway?

smrobs 09-26-2010 03:30 PM

The only Cockle I know of is those frustrating burrs that get caught in anything and everything LOL.

TaMMa89 09-26-2010 03:34 PM

Maureen!!!! I've missed you, welcome back.

Also I'm so sorry for Tony's dad and then your illness. Hopefully you'll be doing good despite of it! :-)

Walkamile 09-26-2010 09:42 PM

Hey Maureen, so glad you checked in!
Sorry to hear about Tony's dad, and about your health challenges. We've missed you around here.
Take care of yourself, and I'll be looking for your posts!

RusticWildFire 09-27-2010 07:16 PM

Maureen!!! I've missed you as well. Like Jenny, I see an update every now and then of you on facebook, but I really don't get on there very often at all.

I'm sorry to hear about Tony's dad. My condolences to both of you. And I'm also sorry to hear about your health problems. I hope that it will stay in stage 1 and not progress ever :).

*hugs* Glad to hear from you!

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