Give a big hug to Joel from me, actually all the coneheads can have a big virtual hug from a middle aged fat hairy bloke.
As you may remeber I got fairly well smashed up a couple of years ago, and my femur is failing to heal. After CT and PET scans they have decided the culprit is a peice of dead/infected bone that will have to come out, this won't be nice. As I was walking back from the hospital in a reather dark mood it struck me that Joel, and the rest of you, have been in a similar place multiple times. Strangely this seem to give me some strength and determination, I wanted to give you some back. I'm now waiting for a cabal of Dr's to decide what they intend to, something else you are familiar with.
Good luck cones, I have my fingers crossed for you on the 22nd.