Monday 14 November 2011

Dear So and So - The Being Brave Edition

Dear Papworth Hospital,

I've heard great things about you. If you could just keep that reputation up for the next few weeks, that would be fabulous.

Yours, a rather nervous patient's daughter.


Dear Surgeon,

Please get an early night. Please eat a healthy, slow energy release, cereal-based breakfast. Please don't be distracted by what might be on TV later, the new Boden catalogue or whether your cat is pregnant. Please focus. Please concentrate. Please. Thanks.

Yours, the daughter of the woman you are operating on this Tuesday.


Dear Mum's Heart,

I know this probably all looks a bit scary from where you're sitting (and frankly from where I am too) but this is seriously going to make everything a whole lot easier. I know it feels like you are trying to suck an extra thick McD's milkshake up a very thin straw. Well soon your straw will be a nice big thick one.

Yours, an expert on McD's milkshakes.


Dear Mum,

Do what the doctors tell you. I know you wont want to get out of bed and climb those daft pretend stairs that lead to, er, well, nowhere, but do it. Don't use the excuse that you live in a bungalow and wont need to climb stairs, there are stairs in the outside world. It will be worth it.

Yours, your bossy stubborn daughter.


Dear Dad,

She's gonna be fine.

Love you. x

Thanks to 3 Bedroom Bungalow  for the linky x


  1. Best wishes for tomoz, am SURE it will all go well. Thinking of you x

  2. ooooooooohhhhhh - thinking of you - so hope it all goes OK,best wishes to your mum. best wishes to you both - am sure it will be fine. big hugs XX

  3. I'm only just catching up so I'm probably too late to offer any reassurance with this comment but my Dad had a heart operation at Papworth last December - it was scary as hell for me but now he really is like a new man, it was totally worth it. If I can offer any support please don't hesitate to get in touch - even if you just want to meet for a cuppa xx


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