Saturday 22 January 2022

‘’Der Tag’’ plus 2

S.M.S. Seydlitz before she had the anti-torpedo nets removed and the royal pasting she received at the Battle of Jutland. Come to mention it you could also add in Dogger Bank!

 Just a quick update on the situation thus far. Firstly, to all that have sent emails I thank you hugely - they are really very much appreciated. I am writing this post so that everyone knows what is what at the same time but I will reply individually when I am able and time permits.

Laurel was in surgery for some 7 1/2 hours and early indications are that the entire tumour has been successfully removed (and is currently being lab tested). She is battered, bruised, very tired and us currently barely able to move her left leg but this is normal in these cases. She is also on industrial quantities of medication up to and including morphine. I spent 4 1/2 hours with her yesterday and will be up at the hospital again today (with a cheeky detour en route that will feature as a separate blog post).

Thank you all once again for the support and good wishes - you really are the best of people!


Jim Duncan Wargamer said...

Unresponsive left leg, yes I remember it well. Needles everywhere, high as a kite but still in great pain, that will ease off gradually.

Recovering what passes for 'normal' sanity is the next stage, you will become more important here.

Getting home will be a big boost.

Best Wishes


Robert (Bob) Cordery said...


Please pass on my best wishes to Laurel, and I hope that she is out of hospital and back home soon. You can then devote yourself to running around pampering her!

All the best,


Steve J. said...

Thanks for the update David and great news that the op went well and she is in recovery. Fingers crossed she can get home soon as I know after only one night in hospital it's bloomin' hard to get any sleep! All the best for the future.

tradgardmastare said...

Thinking of you and yours. Encouraging news it sounds.

Peter Douglas said...

Hope all goes well David.

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Thoughts with you David
Just catching up with the news
Best Wishes

The Good Soldier Svjek said...

Best wishes to you both , hope things are on the mend now .

Chris Kemp said...

Please pass on best wishes from Suzanne and me for a speedy recovery.

Kind regards, Chris and Suzanne.