Where is Matt?

It is truly a ponderous question to ask, but one must fill in the gaps in case someone is trying to hunt me down. On August 7, 2013 I will be going in for surgery to hopefully fix some rather chronic and painful sinusitis. I am not expecting to be in a great condition for at least a few weeks but will endeavour to get back to you when I can.

As a very large side note, I would like to thank my friends who have listened to be complain for the last few months. I have been dealing with this for at least the last 12 months but the last 3 months have been hell. Many days unable to leave the house due to the excruciating headaches, blurred vision and generally feeling I have a permanent cold. Numerous treatments: hours and weeks spent getting intravenous vitamins, painkillers, more pseudoephedrine than your average meth lab goes through in a week, complete diet changes, running, accupunture, chinese herbs, more ingested vitamins than food ... nothing has worked and I have been left very alone and in pain. The positives of this is that I have learnt my endurance to pain is amazing, I have regained empathy and generally rediscovered who my true friends are. So to those who have endured me, I truly appreciate it.

The word "surgery" is very scary to me and honestly I am not looking forward to Monday but if this finally ends this, to my dearest friends, when I recover, I shall be hoping you will join me in drinking to a great excess, perhaps even sharing a drink with my alter ego, Evil Flanders ... who has been waiting to escape for many years. And should all go horribly wrong and I don't wake from Monday's operation (well, that would also solve the sinus problems and one must look at the positives) ... Chewbacca T Howlett the cat gets all my possessions.