Monday, 14 July 2008

Well I am back and ready to go...

It has been an incredible two weeks seeing the NHS at its brilliant best AND its terrible worst. I think it is the feeling of helplessness you feel as a parent when something as terrible as this happens to one of your children. It also puts things very sharply in perspective. However, from the moment Felicity discovered a shiny golden pound coin on the pavement outside Leeds General Infirmary things have gone well... the anaesthetics team were fantastic, the neurosurgeons brilliant, the team on intensive care wonderful and some of the team on Ward 23 caring and really supportive.

I am particularly grateful to the colleagues in schools and Education Leeds who sent cards, e-mails, notes and flowers with their thoughts, best wishes and prayers during this hugely difficult time for me and my family. It made an enormous difference knowing how many people were supporting us as we faced some very dark days before and immediately after the operation.

Felicity is making brilliant progress.

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