Just for a change, I wasn’t asleep when this one came out. It seems there was a bug in 3.8.2 that could lead to draft posts disappearing. Err, oops.
A maintenance release has been pushed out to fix that bug. The first I knew about it was an email from this very site telling me it had been upgraded, which is how this sort of thing is intended to be handled these days.
More information, should you want it, is available from the official source: