Well, at least I can say that I was counting my blessings..
I've been slowly getting back up to speed since a relapse of my pancreatitis just after New Year's. With the patience of family and colleagues, I'm most of my way back to being a productive human being again. I have an appointment with my doctor on Monday at which point the short- and medium-term future should be a little more clear.
My apologies for my neglect of this space and its visitors over the last few weeks. Stephen and rudy, your books will be shipped next week!
More soon.. and it's great to be back!