So it started with a bare bottom and ended with a chariot race. Simon loves to be centre of attention and this is the proof whilst he was being moved from theatres to HDU.
The surgery went well, and after an 8 hour anaesthetic he is remarkable tonight. The annoying little bugger that had to be removed today didn’t want to come out and so acting like a Klingon “attached itself to the starboard bowel” (did you see what I did there!) This Klingon has resulted in Simon having a temporary stoma, well, he was always partial to a man bag and now he has one. This is a minor set back and one that will see him back in theatre again to reverse it in approx 2 months but it’s one we will deal with. Then he had this “chemo-wash”, so this is like putting a load of tights and socks in a bowl of hot soapy water and hand washing them! That the only analogy I can give!!
He was awake and chatting tonight, I am not sure how much he will remember tomorrow, but that’s enough for me. This day is over and tomorrow is day 1 of recovery.
Thank you so much everyone, family, friends, work colleagues and the stars of today the Basingstoke Team led by Mr Cecil.