Apologies for the lack of information about the lack of activity.
Your bending author was subject to an emergency admission
It is one of the most fearsome of human experiences to be unable to breath and the body is weakened by prolonged infection, so it might take some time for a return to sub-normal.
Many thanks for kind and inspiring messages. In the Olympic spirit, your bending author is in competition with the cat to break the sleeping record. Out there in the surreal world the media have slid effortlessly into silly season mode, with stories of invisibility cloaks and the like. The Prince of Fools is in his right place on the front page. Allís right with the world.