Yes I am ok and still alive. My little sickness was unfortunately misdiagnosed (twice) and so the saga ended (or hopefully has ended) with surgery. I am back home now and in less pain than I have been in this past couple of weeks. Though I do get this nasty fever that comes and goes. In a week or so when my wound has healed I should be as good as new. Not much energy at the moment though so I will sign off.