Somehow managed to perf a bellow. Am now a guest of RSCH Guildford. Had a drain fitted, unquestionably an OUCH!!!! procedure. Now after 12 days the doc has jubilantly told me, "the surgeons have accepted you!" He made it sound as if I'd been nominated for a BAFTA.
So I'm to be taken up to SW17 for assessment and probably some cutlery work. I'm a little surprised - and not a little apprehensive - considering that I'm some time away from the first bloom of youth and, like most of my generation, engaged quite heavily in tobacco abuse (gave up 15 years ago). Have any of our band of brothers and sisters had the same experience?