Firstly, thanks for the kind wishes.
So, water retention slowly going away. They found a 'large cyst' in one of my kidneys, seems that this is nothing to do with my problem... so was expecting 2 specialists today, one for each issue. They didn't show. I'm expecting to be off work for at least 3 weeks though the protein loss may have to be checked for the next 18 months. Course of steroids expected for the protein loss that causes the water retention, no idea about the cyst.
Side effects of the water retention drug (Furasamol or something... I usually call it Fuzzy Bear) include confusion and memory loss - which gives me an excuse for rambling on a bit.
Hospital is... boring. Internet access is ssslllooowww... as in lots of things won't load. I've got a laptop with me but if I had the last lot of battle photos (still in camera) it would be unable to handle putting them on the blog.
Sleep limited. Up to six of us per cubicle, some are noisy at night. Can be 3am before get to sleep. Then at 6 they wake us up for a drugs round and tests. Which would be OKish if breakfast wasn't until 8. Most of the day spent semi conscious. Have nearly finished 'The complete fiction of H.P.Lovecraft' though. Can't do Sudoku at the moment - tried, brain won't let me. When I told the consultant he said something along the lines of 'Of course not' in a very matter of fact tone.
Anyway, Internet access allowing I'll do further updates as I can... if I'm going to be bored, don't see why everyone else can't share!