Yes, I have been away even longer thanks to further health issues. The smart thing to do may have been to document some of that, but there was a period there when I didn't really think I would be around much longer. After recovering quite well from a ruptured aneurysm, the aortic dissection caught me a little by surprise. One tip is that open heart surgery tends to leave a chest wound that hurts about as bad as it gets, so I'm not going to recommend it. But I did get to keep my own aortic valve, so that was good news. It's the little things in life that make it all worthwhile.