It's still the 1st in their time zones, although no longer in mine.
Today (or yesterday in my time zone) wasn't a productive one for writing. I spent a good chunk of the day at the hospital undergoing a pre-operative assessment ready for the internal examination on the 8th. They gave me comprehensive instructions as to what I am allowed to eat on the 7th, and medicine to take on that day to clean me out internally; it is not going to be a fun day. The procedure itself isn't going to be fun either, although at least I will be sedated for it, and I'll probably be pretty much out of it on the 9th too. Oh well.