A month later I returned to hospital and this time surgery happened and I was home again within three days. All is well and I am required to be patient so that everything can heal up as best is possible. Another 5 weeks and everything should be back to 'normal', we hope.
The cats are usually here to greet me when I have been away but not this time. They were conspicuous by their absence, as if to say, 'You have left us one too many times.'
I settled in for the evening in the lounge with Linda and eventually Hershey came and collapsed into my lap as only he could. I think I was forgiven for ever leaving home in the first place.