In a moment of haste I deleted A Herons' View. That decision was probably caused by a cocktail of drugs that was administered to me by the anaesthetist prior to a procedure in a prominent Dublin hospital.
Never in my life have I ever been quite so stoned for such a long time, the hallucinations seemed to go on for hours on end and only truly ceased when Mrs H called in a friend to give me an extended reflexology treatment.
Oh bless their cotton socks! That really did work by returning me back to planet earth very quickly.
I mentioned my experiences to my GP who laughed out loud and said "Well Mel that's because we keep the best for ourselves !"
I suppose one good thing did come about though. I posted my stash of pipe tobacco to a friend - minus my pipe which I have been unable to locate - so that is the end of my pipe smoking days.
My treatment is not yet finished and I can foresee several visits more which I will try to keep a handle on without acting so rashly in the future.