Well, at least I can say that I was counting my blessings..
I've been slowly getting back up to speed since a relapse of my pancreatitis just after New Year's. With the patience of family and colleagues, I'm most of my way back to being a productive human being again. I have an appointment with my doctor on Monday at which point the short- and medium-term future should be a little more clear.
More soon.. and it's great to be back!