Many thanks for all the kind comments and best wishes which are very much appreciated. I continue to feel well and will be doing a little more day by day, walking being highly recommended (surprise, surprise )
I am having to adjust to some unusual factors - the world seems too bright, too colourful, too noisy and too smelly. The low frequency tinnitus that I have had for some years has disappeared. This is all Phase 1 of course. The next phase will be determined once I meet the Consultant at Papworth. It may be that I will get out onto some minor summits between times, but the trip to activate Ben Nevis GM/WS-001 with Paul G4MD this autumn is obviously off the menu. Watch this space!
… and as for the NHS, I totally agree with Tom that I could not have been better served by private health care.