Sunday, 29 June 2014

Next Week

Last week my daughter had major surgery. She was operated on in a specialist unit at the University College Hospital in London. There were four surgeons operating on her. It was a long process and the surgeons told us afterwards that it had been a particularly complicated procedure. Thankfully the operation was a success and I have nothing but praise for all the staff at the UCH.

I recently blogged about endometriosis. It's a very painful condition that sticks the bowel, uterus, bladder and other organs together. The only way to cure it is to have it removed surgically. That's why my daughter's operation was so complicated. She's got a lot of healing to do now so I have become Nurse Mum and I'm staying with her until she gets a bit stronger.

It would never have been a 'good time' for this to happen and this is not a good time. I should be jumping up and down about The Children's Book of Richard III but that's going to have to wait until next week...

Next week I'll post up the link for people to order a copy.

Next week I'll post up photographs of piles of books. I haven't yet seen a copy but my publisher tells me that they have arrived from the printers and that they are amazing.

Next week, hopefully, things will be a little easier for my daughter. Only then will I be able to jump up and down and I shall do it with gusto and I shall make all sorts of Richard III-type noises!

But this week I have a different job to do.

17 comments:

  1. Wishing your daughter a speedy recovery and Richard III a fantastic launch. He's been around for a long time; I'm sure he can another week! ~Miriam

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  2. So glad to hear she's healing - it's bound to be a really difficult time for you both.

    You'll enjoy launching Richard III even more knowing the op's behind you.
    Refual Sheleima to your daughter and Mazel Tov to you.

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  3. Next week can wait. Now you are doing the most important job of all. I hope you have people around who are looking after you, too.

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  4. Ditto, Jo. Look after yourself, Ros, and yes, this week's job is the most important of all. One extra week won't hurt Richard!

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  5. All of the above, Rosalind. Very best wishes for your daughter, and you certainly have your priorities right. Do keep us up-to-date when you have 'any' time.

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  6. Very best wishes to your daughter for a speedy recovery - and take care of yourself too.

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  7. Of course your daughter has to come first. Take care of her - and take care of yourself.

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  8. Hi Ros .. I've been wondering, so thanks for the update here - and that your daughter is over the worst ... now it is time for her to recover and takes things easy for a while. Look after yourself too, while you do the important job of being a mother to your daughter and her family. My thoughts and by next week all will be easier all round ... you do have a lot on - but you're concentrating on the important ones first ...

    Many thoughts and hugs - Hilary

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  9. Wishing your daughter a speedy and full recovery.

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  10. We never stop being mothers; we never stop loving and caring; we never stop worrying and watching. And this is who we are. The rest is mere scenery.

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  11. Wishing your daughter a speedy recovery, so both of you can jump up and down about your book :-)

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  12. Wishing for the fast recovery of your daughter...

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  13. I feel for your daughter. I had the same surgery a couple of years ago.

    My prayers are with you both.

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  14. all the best to your daughter - rest and heal. I'm sure she will appreciate your help and care. and next week will be awesome for you both

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  15. Wishing your daughter a speedy recovery.

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  16. Hope she's doing well Ros and this is the start of a healthier future for her and peace of mind for you.

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