No problem on the coming back. Having been in Alan's situation I understood oh to well... (there's just not a smiley that seems to fit here)
Here's hoping the get the blood thinner dialed in quickly and he can make his escape soon. I second OMB's advice, once you escape from the institution boredom sets in quickly and you want to do more than you should. Slow down, take it easy and remember your brain may say your still 25 and spring back quickly but the body may say otherwise.
The traveler is active; he goes strenuously in search of people, of adventure, or experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. DANIEL J. BOORSTIN, attributed, Voyages of Discover