As for myself, I can't believe it will be three weeks tomorrow since I was bitten - I am going to the clinic daily for dressing and monitoring and the nurse told me this morning that one of the sites is looking better, though they are both still weeping and there is some swelling. It doesn't hurt so much though and I think it is all improving. I look so silly with this net bandage 'cap' on my head, so I have taken to wearing a hat! Good news though has cheered me up _ I got an email this morning confirming that I am invited to Costa Rica for three weeks in February ( I was one of three possibles) to give a series of lectures on 'Media and Ethno-cultural War' at the UN University for Peace. So now I have something to work for over the next four months that will take my mind off all the problems of the house.