Well, hospital stories anyway. I went in as planned on Thursday the 18th only to be told that my weakened condition due to my stomach problem was a worry and that they had decided not to operate after all. That, as you can imagine came as a blow. So they've kept me in - I'm currently out on temporary release for a few hours - and are feeding me up using something called Total Parental Nutrition which is given intraveneously. I've now been told they are going to operate on Friday June 9th and all being well this will go ahead.