All fixed. Everything went smoothly, and after going in at one I was out by six. I’ve had a few operations, and this was the oddest wakeup I’ve had – vaguely remember telling the anaesthetist he was a long way away, which he was. But the nurses looked after me brilliantly the whole time – I love the NHS.

Pretty sore today, though painkillers are keeping the edge off, and I’m not limping at all. Sneezing, however, requires a 5 minute recovery and intravenous morphine. It’s six weeks till I can do any heavy lifting, which is a real hardship.

Thanks for all the good wishes, both on and offline. Very kind of you, and much appreciated.

Right. Chocolate and sleep.