My apologies for failing to keep you informed as to my health status. My defense is twofold: Yesterday I was so sick, I simply didn't have the will to write even an update; this morning, internal confusion reigned -- I was to have surgery today, I wasn't to have surgery today, maybe I was to have surgery today. What kind of "update" is that? Turned out, no, I wasn't to have surgery, not today anyway.
As for tomorrow, who knows? The situation here is, as they say, fluid. Two minutes ago, for instance, I was told that I'm now in "contact isolation." Now there's something to make one feel better.