Just returned after about three days off the boards and a huge chunk of the 'Off Topic' thread seems to have vanished. Was it something I said? Did the vegetarians complain about the partridge recipe?
Anyway, my news is that I got the results of my creatinine test back today and it was back in the normal range. The doctor's receptionist was most surprised when I punched the air in jubilation. The lesson is that whilst skipping breakfast and having an intense 90 minute workout instead may be a great way to lose weight, if you do it right before a blood test then all the resultant alcohol abuse and comfort eating is highly counterproductive. Now I can just get back to worrying about the global economy instead!