Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Life in the Royal Marsden

Thank you first of all for your kind comments in response to other half. It is so appreciated. And I know all the positivity and prayer on the day of the op were essential to it's success. I would like to do a lovely long post but because it's being done on the iphone, that makes it a bit tricky. Suffice to say the plan is for me to leave for home on Sunday. So next week expects some long sagas.
In brief, it's been a roller coaster and the week post off was the longest of my life. A real physical slog with lots to come to terms with. But above it all has been the feeling- I made it, and the operation was a success. Wonderful. Everyday my progress improves. I am sleeping again after last night, I am starting to eat again, and my stitches and staples are all gone. I haven't had time to be even remotely bored, and celebrated my 46th birthday in hospital yesterday with a glass of fizz.

19 comments:

Busy Bee Suz said...

So happy to hear from you Jo.
I can't imagine all that you have been through, and the road ahead of you as well.
I LOVE your attitude and the fact that you know what is important: Getting better for your family....
Happy Birthday to you!!!

xoxo
Suz

karen gerstenberger said...

HOORAY! Happy Birthday, dear Jo! I'm looking forward to all of your posts, and am deeply grateful that you are getting well and growing stronger each day. God bless you!

Bernie said...

Happy Belated Birthday, so glad your operation is over and was so successful. Please don't rush back to anything too soon. More important that you get healthy. Keeping you in my prayers....Hugs

Pam said...

Happy Birthday & best wishes for a speedy recovery!

Maggie May said...

Absolutely brilliant news!
Looking forward to hearing you are home and getting your strength back.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Maggie May said...

PS..... Happy Birthday! The best present you could have!
Maggie X

Expat mum said...

Yay Jo. Will call when you are settled at home.

Ladybird World Mother said...

How lovely to hear from you!! So glad that you are going home, and that stitches and staples are OUT. Happy home coming, and look forward to a post when you are back at your computer. ALL my love, xxxxxxx

cheshire wife said...

Good to hear from you. Pleased everything going well and from one Libran to another a belated Happy Birthday. Hope you have a safe journey home.

Sage said...

Congrats Jo, you sound very positive and although I am sorry the birthday was spent in hospital I can bet there will be a second birthday for you when you get home xx

Brett said...

great news

Clippy Mat said...

Love the first word in the title of that post: "Life"
Yay for Life! Yay for birthdays. Onwards and upwards Jo.
:-)

Nota Bene said...

Very pleased to read this news!

Snowdrop said...

Good to have you back - keep up the good work.

And a belated happy birthday

Irritatingly Optimistic said...

Happy birthday Jo,
Looking forward to longer posts from your laptop. Although I do think you should have been given an iPad which would have made your stay in hospital less tiresome.
Don't rush to get out and about though.
X

Irritatingly Optimistic said...

Happy birthday Jo,
Looking forward to longer posts from your laptop. Although I do think you should have been given an iPad which would have made your stay in hospital less tiresome.
Don't rush to get out and about though.
X

tmmb said...

It is so good to see you online again! Take good care of yourself, sending you love x

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Happy belated birthday and glad you were able to enjoy the fizz! Hxx

Anonymous said...

Jo, I am hoping the recovery is going apace - I keep you in my thoughts and prayers often.

Irene x