• Wed. Oct 27th, 2021

Welcome Back, The Hiatus Is Over!

ByDerek Wood

Dec 1, 2019

My deepest apologies go out to my readers and patrons.

I took some time away from work, this blog and my other duties, due to an unfortunate series of events.

A few years ago I was diagnosed with Liver Disease. While it would at least have been explainable if I was a heavy drinker, that was not the case.

Upon hearing this news I had gone through a few years of anger, depression, lethargy, and at some times downright despair.

Even though I am in a loving marriage, the constant struggle with my emotions, my health and just life in general were taking a toll on me.

I found it ever increasingly harder to concentrate and remain focused on staying positive. If you can imaging your worst workday, just not stopping for almost three years, then you can understand what I am talking about.

Just recently I got the news that my liver issues are “in remission”.

While this may sound like great news, and it is, the issue is autoimmune related and no one knows if or when it will decide it wants to act up again.

After 3 years of medication, I am now on track to begin the process of weening off the harshest of them.

On top of that many issues that had crept up along the way have been resolved. My family is stronger then ever, much gratitude and love going out to my wife , our daughter, and even the cats and our new dog.

I love WordPress as a CMS and as a software developer. This means that as things continue to get better I will be able to spend more time focusing on my business and not just dealing with health or emotional issues all the time.

I would also give a shout out to many of my fiends that have been a guiding light of positive energy along my road to recovery.

I will be doing a ton of updates, new posts, content, some programming, along with other business sites along the way.

I would like to thank anyone who reads this post as well. I look forward to sharing back with the Shadowood Press (WordPress) Community once again.


– Derek

Derek Wood

Derek is a Online Web Professional. He works with clients and customers in order to implement Web-Based solutions for businesses. These include websites, SEO, marketing, and company branding. His own company, Shadow Dragon Unlimited has been providing these services to local businesses in his Western Massachusetts area and online since 2003.