...Hospital ! , hence my absence from these pages . Had a bad attack of Gall stones last Thursday and the following day my urine was the colour of a fine brandy , so my wife told me to ring the doctors - me thinking 'they will put me off till next week' and they said "you had better come in straight away for an examination" . The nurse took one look at my urine sample and said "you better go to Lancaster and get some blood tests - I'll phone ahead!" - so off to A&E at Lancaster - they were busy (they always are) so my wife left me there and would return when I knew what was happening . They kept me in - over the next three days I had a CT scan and an MRI scan, antibiotic drips, various and numerous blood tests and was released on Monday afternoon with take home antibiotics . Will need my Bile duct flushing out (outpatient job - down the throat thing - think 'Alien' ) (but without Sigourney Weaver) and probably my Gall Bladder removing at some point . Still feeling a bit ropey but it's nice to be out in the fresh air again . As always the NHS came up trumps - totally professional as always , cheerful at all times the staff looked after everyone very well indeed - a 'National Treasure' that MUST be protected against the interference of slimy self serving politicians !