I was planning to do some cassual qrp operating during the Christmas but the plans were spoiled by the fact that I has been hospitalized since December 21th. Last Sunday I started to feel fever warm and the left side of my face, my upper left arm and the left side of my torso turned red and swollen. I went to see the doctor on Monday and he put me to bed in the hospitals intensive care unit where I spent the next two nights and days. I feel much better now and is home on leave for the weekend. I will return to the hospital tomorrow morning.