We're off to visit Rohana and Osman after Maghrib. He's having the stitches from his operation removed today so we're hoping that will be seen as a sign of good progress. His chemotherapy will begin, I assume, once he's recovered from the trauma of the surgery.
The real problems of a friend put one's own minor irritations into perspective in a big way.
Postscript: Stayed, happily, at Rohana & Osman's until midnight. They are amazingly cheerful and positive despite their troubles. A model of resilience.