To everyone's relief, JP is back in the UK and even back at work (in case you don't know what I'm talking about, read this first).
I have refrained up to this point for blogging more about what was happening as:
a) The outcome wasn't clear so it all seemed rather morbid
b) Friends of JP read my blog and what I had to say would probably have worried them silly
c) I wasn't clear whether JP would be happy with me writing about him in such detail
Happily, now he's back and has said "Write what you like" then I shall. More shortly.