At this moment in time M and I are sitting in the, very comfortable, day room of the Ronald McDonald house at Manchester's Childrens Hospital.
L is finally having her operation. We came over yesterday and stayed in a Travel Lodge, behind the hospital, because we had to check in at 7:30am. The room was very comfortable.
L was not to have any food after 2am so we tooks some snacks to have a midnight feast mostly to get through the starvation later.
Phones had their alams set so we didn't sleep in. Seep in!!! You have to go to sleep for any chance of sleeping in. None of us slept all that well and awake well before the alarms went off.
This morning we arrived on the ward fifteen minutes too early but that was ok. After a twenty mnute wait we were called into the waiting ward and L's nerves were really starting to kick in. Just about had enough tissues.
the surgeon came to see L and put his makings on her back and a little later the neuro......... something or other did some nerve tests and markings and then there was a long wait. The operations manager and surgeon came to see us to tellus that the aneathetist had called in sick and the two others were on leave and there trying to get hold of a fourth. After an hour or so the aneathatist came to see us had a chat and then thngs started to move.
Finally an hour and half late she finally went down to theatre and here we wait until approximatly 8/9pm when the operation is complete.
I will let you know how she gets on.