All being well, I should get home from hospital for brief home visit within the next 3 weeks. Thereafter, the is a good chance of getting home for good, probably in January. I still cannot eat or drink normally but I can do the excercises to improve my swallow as well at home as in hospital. My walking is wobbly on a walking frame, but getting better, and my writing and speech are a mess still, but also heading in the right direction. Being at home will be so much better after around 4 months in hospital wards. Physically I can see and hear well, my memory seems to be maily intact, so I have lots to be grateful for. The facilities lacking should work eventually. A good chance of more "normal service" on the amateur radio blog from mid-January.
In the meantime my brother John has raised almost £1000 for the brain injury charity Headway. I cannot thank hi enough. My continued thanks for all donations including some very large donations from my American friends. This has been a very long haul personally and a big reminder how precious normal, everyday life is. We take everything for granted whereas we need to remind ourselves just how wonderful everything is.