I have been relatively silent for the past week. Partly it I because I have been suffering and partly it is because I have been working. The work part has been rewriting the article that Professor Dighiero and I have been doing for the Lancet Oncology. It has ended up about 50% longer than it started in order to put in all teh detail that the referees wanted.
The suffering has been to do with my teeth. I thought I was going for a filling, but it turned out to be an extraction. The dentist dug away for an hour but left two roots behind that he couldn't remove. As a result I had to have emergency oral surgery at the weekend to have the roots removed. the whole thing has left me with a painful, swollen face.
Consequently, I have had to cancel my trip to Florence to attend the International MDS meeting this week.