I doubt it, but my presence may have been noticed as somewhat irregular here and limited this year and particularly in the last two months. Essentially I've been acquiring chest infection after chest infection and now have a count of six since the start of the year. Normally I just pick up a bug from somewhere, a minor throat infection in the last instance, but it rapidly turns into a major chest infection. As with all Myeloma patients, I'm somewhat at risk due both lower immune systems and, as yet, totally unknown factors. Blood tests in February showed that I had a very slightly depressed immune system and as a result my Consultant arranged for an extra shot of pneumococcal vaccine to stimulate a response. This worked and my immunity was shown to be normal one month after the injection. However, I started developing infections again, which are quite serious for a Myeloma patient, but there is no reason why, save research which shows Myeloma sufferers have a predisposition to develop infections for totally unknown reasons. If fact, it's normally an infection or Kidney failure that kills, not the cancer itself. Living with this cancer since 2005 hasn't been easy because there is a need to fit your life in between treatment and illness. As a result of recent events I'm now on a life-long course of low strength antibiotics to assist my immune system. Thankfully, evidence shows that with this specific antibiotic in a low dose doesn't allow antibiotic resistance to build up, which is a big positive. I am very keen to avoid a repeat of December 2015 when I ended up in a coma at Papworth Hospital on ECMO with viral pneumonia, but this is somewhat restraining my social life and illness has certainly restricted my photography this year so far. I'm also struggling with my heavy Canon gear and although I also have a Panasonic GX8, I'm wondering if the time has arrive to ditch my Canon EOS gear and move totally into lighter weight mirrorless.