Just a quick one.
Several of you have been kind enough to ask me how my dad is getting on after his operation. The answer is that he seems to be doing fine.
I saw him in hospital on the Thursday before we went away (he had the operation on the Monday). He was still pretty poorly and had apparently had a rough night, but he basically seemed alright and was complaining about how crap Windows Vista was on his new laptop and was looking forward to having his tube taken out and to being able to eat solid food again. I left feeling much relieved and ready to go on holiday. I checked back in with my mum on the Sunday and heard that he had been able to go home which was great. By the time I spoke to him once we had finished our first trek the following Friday, he was more interested in talking to me about the proposed management takeover of my company than he was in discussing his health. I took this as a good sign.
I'm popping in to see my folks on the way back from Oxford this weekend, so I'll be able to see him for myself, but in the meantime it looks pretty good. I don't think he's had the results of his biopsy yet, but he's doing as well under the circumstances as could possibly be hoped. He's a tough old bird.
Thanks for your concern guys... it's really much appreciated.
The slow walk home
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