Today has been a stressful yet wonderful day.
My amazing 84 year old mother has had a major operation at University Hospital Llandough at Penarth, just outside Cardiff. It followed months of health worries – with my 86 year old father bearing the brunt of the worry.
We were concerned that today’s snowfall would lead to the operation being cancelled – but Cardiff & the Vale University Hospital Board and its staff did a magnificent job keeping things going.
Mum will spend a long time recovering from today’s operation. But we’re so glad to see her tonight sleeping peacefully on the ward.
Dad and I thoroughly enjoyed a pint of HB tonight at Penarth Yacht Club, followed by dinner washed down by a fine bottle of Rioja. Dad even reminisced about his 1930s childhood, in particular how deadly dull Easter Sunday was. He also remembered how his father listened to the football pools news on Saturdays on Radio Luxembourg – once winning £70! A lot of money before the war.
Glad it went well 🙂
Thanks, Ted! There’s so much to be proud of in our islands…
It’s so refreshing to read this. So many people just complain about the NHS but no one never takes the time to write about the dedication of staff.
Wishing a speedy recovery to your mum.
Thank you Dorine!
Be vigilant though, NHS staff sometimes need the patient’s family to keep them focused, possibly as a consequence of stretched resources.
Very best wishes to your mum and dad.
Thanks so much, Richard. Lovely to hear from you. I will pass on your wishes to M&D. Rob
Glad things are going well for you and your family. I wish you more of the same Rob.
Thanks very much TT! Really appreciate your good wishes.
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