Hello, testing 123. Is this thing working??

Yes, that’s how it feels to be sitting here in my studio after more than two weeks away.

I wanted to give you all an update:

I am still here. I am struggling to shake this painful and debilitating pain and illness in my chest.

I have been told by close friends that they too have been stricken, and this bug will simmer itself down to the degree you believe that you are gaining the upper hand for a day, and then POW!! You are back down for another 10-count!

Part of this is my ongoing conditions…leukemia, diabetes, heart disease, blood clots in my lungs, and let’s face it, my age as well.

Now add to that the fact that I have always been susceptible to lung problems. Asthma, pneumonia, and bronchitis have been a nemesis I have fought many times over. I was first hosita;ized fpor pneumonia when I was less than 1 year old. Since then, I have been susceptible to lung issues.

Even in my youth, I could not participate in distance running, or sports that required distance running. Any time I tried, I would end up doubled-over in pain after the first 400 yards or so. This was true in my teens, my 20’s and beyond.

So I am not going to try to jump back into the host chair until I *KNOW* that I am over this.,

I will continue to monitor news feeds, and comment on my FB page where appropriate.

I apologize for my lengthy absence. But I will be back soon. I trust God will heal me and get me back at 100% soon.

Until then, please keep praying, and thank you all!