A quick update on Paula: We've just come back from a visit to her and she is looking good! She is being spoilt rotten, with flowers, fruit baskets, sweets....... and feels like quite the princess.
Her surgery went well yesterday - they removed about a litre (!!) of fluid and quite a large tumor from her right ovary. According to the gynae "there were no obvious signs of cancer in the tumor" but it has been sent to the path lab just to be sure.
She was very nauseous and in a lot of pain after the op. It was so heart-wrenching to see her shivering and crying with pain when she came back to the ward, my heart broke in a thousand pieces! But they gave her some more medication for both the pain and the nausea and she was soon looking a lot more comfortable. I spent the whole day with her at the hospital and by last night was practically falling over with exhaustion - needless to say we both slept very well last night!
I told her to phone me first thing in the morning to let me know how she was feeling and she took my word for it and rang me at 05:15am! So we had quite an early morning Chez Richardson. And would you believe it, I totally forgot that it's my birthday today!!! Grant and I were sitting in bed chatting and sipping coffee when he suddenly woke up to the fact. You know you've reached an advanced age when you forget your own birthday! But in my defence, we celebrated on Sunday instead of today as we knew that Paulz would be in hospital today.
Thanks so much for your concern, Paula and I both really, really appreciate it!