I've been AWOL since last Thursday, in hospital.
I checked in for a routine test (prostrate biopsy) and something went dramatically wrong. I became the one in a thousand statistic that is mentioned when these tests are suggested and which you think will never happen to you.
I was bleeding uncontrollably for many hours and needed a blood transfusion and a couple of operations to fix it.
Many thanks to Queen Elizabeth Hospital staff for their expertise and help. And to friends who visited and left phone messages.
I'm continually amazed by our progress in medical knowledge. I feel I'm on the road to a full recovery.
I was thinking of creating a separate blog to discuss some men's health issues in more detail. Will keep this entry short though.
Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Short Story - A short SF story in a tweet. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven't covered....
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