Since my cancer diagnosis I have not had any other illnesses. I am supposed to wear a mask in public places to keep from getting sick. I have also avoided many places, often simply because I’m dealing with cancer side effects. This week broke that string as I have a horrible respiratory virus – but not Covid. I’m glad the Covid test was negative. I have received the vaccine and booster for Covid. I slept through the New Years Eve festivities. This isn’t the way I wished to ring in the new year, but I know I will whip this soon and am looking forward to a brand new year of life.