Well, we have had a fascinating evening – you know how it is before you go on holiday – when you have to leave everything done just in case the Queen visits when you are away? Well, I guess we must be on her Jubilee Tour – the house is immaculate. The ironing will all be up to date before we leave tomorrow morning and the garden – well there is no stone left unturned. The Supra has been shone (and an urgent newspaper fetched – which necessitated a long drive!) Believe it or not – we have even caught up with the back episodes of ‘Silk’ – the only programme I watch. This is important as I seem to be completely incapable of turning the TV on, let alone selecting a recorded programme. (Beware anyone who lives close by, you may receive an urgent text for help, help with the TV – not something meaningful like a crying crises!)
A nourishing supper has been prepared and Steve is gearing himself up for a pre midnight feast (I am trying hard not to call it a Last Supper) to sustain himself as he is ‘Nil By Mouth’ from midnight. The bag is packed (do you think he should have pyjamas really? – bit late now) and the books selected, we have even downloaded scrabble onto the ipad.
But the best bit of the evening has to be the leg measurements – every 4 cms from ankle to top of thigh as a base line measurement so that should lymphoedema develop – we will know how much – deep joy! Compression stockings are hardly the height of sartorial elegance – but if they do the job and reduce any swelling they will tick the boxes.
If recovery time is inversely proportional to the amount of good wishes received then I reckon he will be up and about by Sunday morning and back running the following weekend! Prayer matters – thank you all – we know that tomorrow we will not be alone.