Thank you for the birthday wishes. I'm sorry that I wasn't more prompt in replying to them. What I got for Christmas was a case of Influenza and my birthday present to myself was a trip to the Emergency Room. I am slowly beginning to recover, but it's still tough going. I get winded simply from walking to the bathroom, so I'm in no way out of the woods yet.
I wish all of you a safe and prosperous New Year. Please be cautious when around other ill people this flu season, The ER doctor I spoke to on Thursday said that the flu vaccine is no protection at all against this particular strain of the flu, Half the people in my county who are down with the flu have had this season's vaccine.
Take care my friends.