Last week as I braced for my annual checks, Bangkok began bracing for floods. I was almost totally oblivious to this while the hospital stuff was happening.
Once I emerged from the surreal world of the checks, I realised that I was surrounded by sandbags and walls were being constructed all around.
In the street where we stay, a few minutes walk from the hospital, residents were having (I assume temporary) walls built in front of their gates to protect their properties from rising water.
I was rather relieved to buckle my seat belt on Saturday and fly back to Yangon.
However, the flood situation is worsening, and central Bangkok still bracing. My thoughts are with those affected.