I have not updated lately on how I have been doing. Frankly that was because there has not been any good news to share and I do not like to focus on the negative. I have chosen to just been trucking along. The effects of the illness had been creeping into my life, I could no longer drive a car, I could not walk from one room to another without needing to rest and catch my breath, and could no longer completely dress myself. Now that the depressing back story is done here is the good news, today I had to go to the hospital for some blood tests which is something I do every two weeks. My wife comes home from work and drives me to the hospital. Two weeks ago I felt like I was going to die by the time I made it to the lab, I should have used a wheel chair. Now this time it was very unpleasant and my wife still had to drive me but I did not feel like I was going to die and that is progress. Every day is a gift treat it as such, I know I do.