I've been silent for a long time and I figure I owe readers an explanation. My health has gradually declined over the past year - 18 months. About 8 months ago it got the best of me and I went to see my doctor. Blood work showed a couple problems. The first was a bone marrow issue and a low platelet count. The next problem was my Hepatitis C was active...Active is a huge understatement. It was and it is kicking holes in my liver. A biopsy showed Stage 3 Liver Disease.
I will start Hep C treatments on September 1st. A 48 week round of weekly Pegylated Interferon shots and 6 Ribavirin pills daily. I will be using a drug cocktail called PEGASYS & COPEGUS.
The success rate is low and the side effects mimic chemo.
With all of this going on, politics and blogging are pretty much out of the question. I may post about my treatments, I may not....I really cant say. Surrounding myself with family and friends is what I desire as of now.
Spark It Up has had a long run. A good run I think. The internets have changed and IMHO blogs have fallen to the wayside as fast as they thrived a few years ago. Facebook and twitter reach more people than blogs ever did.
So for now Spark It Up will be dark...Like I said...I may write about treatment and use the blog as a weekly journal...I may let it die a quiet death....Burn out and just fade away.