Gosh Alan, you were so calm going in... I would have been a total wreck. Just shows, I think, how much your optimism must have been driving you and borne from the very grave need for surgery and for a good outcome... otherwise I can't even imagine how you were so brave facing this.

I love Esther stealing your chocolate biscuit (clearly takes after her Dad!) and Ruth's consternation over when she'd next get to see you. And the clock on the wall... wow.