LOL....I could never forget my smiler. I can even see Silkie up there just a smilin' at us too.
From the research I did on viruses and LE, it probably is the other way around. The immunocompmromised condition of our legs or arms creates at opportunity for these viruses to invade. Please keep careful check for any bruises that don't go away, wounds that don't heal - anything that seems odd like that.
For example, one virus that seems to hit us is the Epstein-Barr virus. That virus too has been solidly linked to lymphomas.
I was so dissapointed after having lymphoma. The Red Cross said I could never give blood again because of it and I had been a regular donor all my adult life.
I'm still truckin'...although a lot lot slower.
Last year I simply could not work any more and went on disability. it also wasn't safe for me to be living alone, so my daughter Emily and her husband Shaun wanted me to move in with them.
They have a basement that has one side totally out of the ground with it's own door and a wonderful window that overlooks our pond. I really enjoy being here - not to mention tht fact that I get to see my grandson everyday now
Recently they found a sizable mass in the upper abdomen - in the liver/gall bladder region, so I'm waiting to see how we are going to handle this.
I also have a little container garden with lots of cukes, tomatoes, pole beans, zuchini and stuff. It's a postage size garden, but everything is just flowing over with goodies
Love and hugs to ya!
Pat (papa bear)