Just a little update.  I’m still here, still battling.  I actually do not have a virus but was diagnosed with an auto immune disorder called lichen planus.  I have a REALLY good flare up of it in most all of my mucous membranes the most painful of which is my mouth.  There isn’t much known about the successful treatment of this since the reasoning for the flare ups differs for each person.  We’re pretty sure mine is made worse by stress so I’m trying hard to take it easy and concentrate on healing.  Hopefully I’ll dust off the camera soon, heck maybe it will even make me feel better!