It's really great to have support threads such as this. I haven't been on here much lately. So much going on. We are moving this summer and I have to part with every one of my pretty birds. I have a vast array of colors...mainly EE's. Most have names, most have special meanings to us..so that's been hard on us...knowing we have to find new homes.
As well, I've been dealing with issues with a horse I bought...I've had him a year come June and he's been more of a rehab case then a riding horse....money not invested wisely. But...all things happen for a reason right?
Last month he was acting very bizarre..I got a vet to come out...she tells me his is neurological and not to ride him...shocker...
During this same week, my mums hubby was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. He had gone to the hospital earlier in the week complaining of chest pains...and he had been having trouble swallowing his food. They booked him in for a scope...in which they found a tumor in his esophagus. They did a biopsy, four days later, we learned it was cancer. One week later he went for an MRI, learned he was stage 3.
This past Friday he went to a cancer clinic for a PET scan. Won't know results of that until the 16th of this month.
They live in a mobile home on our property...he is the closest thing I've had to a 'dad'. So it's been pretty shocking. We are only a month into this news and it's hard to know what to think, feel or understand. He has lost alot of weight, is tired all the time. It's taking its toll on him. 2012 has not started off well....
Two days ago my rehab horse stepped on a rusty screw and had to have it pulled out of his hoof...it's neverending the stress...I now feel like this horse came into my life to keep my mind busy...to be something I could 'save'. As one doesn't have control over fate...so I focus on saving my horse.
I am hoping for great news for my stepfather and hoping he pulls through. He is going to be starting his chemo soon...life is hard sometimes..and unfair. But..I know I'm not alone..cancer rears its ugly head all the time..and takes innocent lives always too soon.