The Idaho Treasure HunterI wanted to apologize for not posting in a long time, and give an explanation as to why.  Idaho Treasure Hunters gets several thousand visitors a month, and I appreciate all the support.  Although I haven't posted anything in several months, I have been monitoring the site.  I thought I would take some time to explain why I haven't posted, and why that will be changing this season.

I usually would be chasing a treasure story somewhere around the state, or metal detecting at least once a week somewhere in the Treasure Valley, and would always have something to write about.  In 2011,  I didn't go out at all –  no research, no metal detecting, no prospecting, no treasure hunting, because I just didn't feel like it.  I knew something was wrong, but being self-employed with no medical insurance, I avoid doctor visits like the plague.

In December of 2011, while Christmas shopping with my wife, I nearly passed out in the Boise Best Buy.  Shortly after we went to our local Primary Health thinking the worst.  After several blood and urine tests it was determined that I had Diabetes, and most likely had it for a LONG time and didn't realize it.  I know that I hadn't felt well for nearly two years……

After 3 months of medication and diet management, I have my blood sugar under control, and although I still have daily bouts of numbness in my legs and feet, and dizzy spells on occasion, I am nearly back to normal, but will be on medication for the rest of my life.  That being said I hope to find myself out several times this year and hopefully have a story or two to tell.

I do have a new site that I built about a month ago that will not only help others increase traffic to their websites and blogs, but give them an opportunity to win treasure hunting books, equipment, and even metal detectors.  More on that in another post.

Thanks again for your support of Idaho Treasure Hunters.  Comments are always welcome, and if you have a good Idaho treasure story, or want to tell about your own metal detecting, treasure hunting, or prospecting experiences, let me know, or post it in our forum.