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23rd March 2012
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His passion for music has returned. Ever since he bought the Variax he's not been happy with the guitar's neck, so he ordered a better one from t'internet and has replaced the old one. Now the guitar plays a hundred times better, he gets pleasure from playing it and happily spends hours in his studio. He's started writing music again, a very good sign indeed.
A follow-up appointment with the surgeon went well, the analysis of the extracted gall bladder showed no further problems, he's got the all-clear. Hurrah!

We celebrated with lunch at the Bar à Pain .. warm ciabatta with pesto, sundried tomato and mozzarella, sitting in warm sunshine on the terrace.
Favourite second-breakfast in Bellac. A treat.
Tony has recovered well from the op, his wounds are healing nicely (although no doubt it'll take a long time for them to fade) and he's feeling better than he has done in years.

He writes:
Some of you know that I've been a bit poorly of late, although I am getting better by the minute. For those of you that don't know I had to have my gallbladder removed and it occurred to me recently that the word “bile” has two senses in the English language. The first is “a yellowish brown liquid produced by the liver in order to aid digestion” and the second is “bitterness of temper, bad humour, irascibility” and it seems to me that I was suffering from a disorder of both definitions. I have been at times been both grumpy and negative in my outlook but I hope now that my bile disorder has been corrected things will improve quickly.

I wanted first to apologise first of all to anyone I may have alienated because of this and secondly to say thank you to all of my good friends who stood by me during what was a difficult time for both me and those around me. Going into hospital and then coming out in one piece has been a life-changing experience for me and above all I've learned the value of those closest to me. It sounds trite to say that we should all be kind to each other because we don't know what's around the corner but there is a kernel of truth in there that we shouldn't ignore. That we should all care for each other may be a cliché but I promise from now on to do just that.
Oh, it's good to have him back.