It's been a while since I last posted, and much has happened.
My clapped out necrotic body finally had to be serviced. I was told at least 21 days, but managed to whittle it down to 10 days. 10 days I'll never get back. 10 days in which my paints have sat idle.
I still have to go into hospital 3 days a week for four weeks, after which I should be OK for a little while longer.
I know this much I'll have to have one foot in the grave before I'll go back in again. Next time I'll at least be able to take my laptop with me.