We went to see my Mam at the weekend. Wow, thats all I can say really! To look at her you would not believe she had only been out of hospital a matter of days. If it wasn't for the drain you would never be able to tell which side she had the op on. Her hair was, as always, immaculate, and her outfit casual but presentable, with a waterfall cardigan covering the bag her drain was in. Honestly, I was stunned.
We stayed for an hour or so and had our tea, she had a cuddle with this kids and it was as if nothing had happened! After a little while you could tell she was tiring, so we didn't stay. We popped in again the next morning for an hour instead, before heading back down the country.
I am so proud of my Mam. She would never want me to say it to her, she isn't 'like that', but Mam, I love you so much, you are so strong and so brave, and I hope if I ever have to face anything like this I can do so with half the grace and stoicism you have shown. Long may it continue.