The F1 business tends to take over. Between March and October, you're on the travel treadmill and other things go on the back burner. Including health. If you need running repairs, there isn't time.
With the season done, I finally got around to knee arthroscopy to investigate the damage I'd done on a ski slope 20 months ago. No big deal. In and out same day, take it easy for a couple more. But, Sod's Law, I got an infection. Back to the Krankenhaus for what I assumed would be a course of tablets. But no, the antibiotics could only be given intravenously and I'd be in there for a week!
Welcome to the real world. My laptop delivered, I was trying to look back on the ins and outs of the F1 season but, at first, it all seemed a bit trivial.
Having spent a couple of days telling any doctor or nurse who went near him to go forth and multiply, the poor fellow in the bed opposite passed on. The 80-year-old next to him was away having physio when it happened. On his return his mate on the other side of the ward let him know.