Sorry for missing most of the last month here. I didn't want to, but I had a major abdominal operation (laparotomy, for an appendectomy, an oophorectomy and a salpingectomy). I was given a 24% chance of dying in the process, plus some chance of major complications.
Thankfully, the medical teams did a great job of looking after me. I spent about 2 1/2 weeks in hospital, in 4 different wards. I missed the US Grand Prix... ...and thankfully was discharged just in time for the Brazillian qualifying. (Seeing two of "my" three go out after such a trivial touch was bad enough without having to pay the entertainment partner of the hospital £10 for the privilege).
I am now recovering at my parents' house. This will take weeks, but I get stronger each day, and I am glad to be back.