I thought after posting a "I feel sorry for myself" message last week, I'd update all you kind people who gave me lots of sympathy and support. My 89 yr old mother is recovering from her colostomy but is still in hospital (40 miles away) because it's healing rather slowly, although she's bright and well in herself. I'm still on tenterhooks as the docs keep telling her she could be discharged any time, so I still lug my case with me every time I visit.
I have to say that BOC have been very helpful, delivering O2 supplies to her home for me in readiness for my stay, and being very understanding about the delays. Also, despite all the horror stories one hears about hospitals, the one my mother is in is marvellous - the care, food, communications and staff attitudes are wonderful
I keep counting my blessings
Love to you all