I CAN SENSE IT'S going to be a struggle writing this. I've already made 18 errors and I've just clambered to the end of the first paragraph. Hurray!
I've been in hospital - a very good hospital, St Vincent's in Sydney, for major surgery on my back. There were some complications and I'm only just learning to walk again.
This is the first time since the blog started seven years ago that we've been off the air for more than a couple of days, no matter where in the world I happened to be. But the world of illness is another place.
I think of my good friend Francis Nii up there in Kundiawa, who will need a miracle to ever walk again. All I required was an excellent surgeon.I won't name him. He's a gruff man and wouldn't appreciate the compliment.
So, after a week, I am now on the mend and, shaky though I may be on the keyboard, this will come good too.
Let me apologise to you two thousand or so readers, who might have missed your daily dose of analysis, controversy and issues. Let me assure you it's on the way back.
And let me especially apologise for the couple of photo mix-ups in the "new MP" series I wrote just before entering hospital - they will corrected soon.
And now allow me to go. These few words have quite exhausted a brain that's not quite itself - and it's time to practice that creeping gait that passes for attempts at walking right now.
See you tomorrow.