Honestly, these exec scooters are one of the most undervalued categories of bike as far as I'm concerned.
Having done 15k miles of London commuting in all weathers, I've lost count of the amount of times I'd have gladly had one as an option. Last week was in Norfolk and saw one stickered up with tags from as far a field as the Brenner Pass, Greece, Morocco etc. They are perfect mile munchers and will cut through traffic better than most bikes.
Glad to hear your health is improving MK and congrats for getting back on 2 wheels.