Bart’s operation today

Dear all,

Bart wanted me to let you know that he had his operation today and he is ok. He had a really difficult day as he was in theatre for four and a half hours – much longer than projected – because they had to do a much larger incision than planned. I have yet to speak to a doctor to find out why this was. But the epidural didn’t cover this extra area and it’s left Bart in lots of pain. This didn’t stop him from joking in the various native languages of the NHS staff caring for him, as he drifted in and out of consciousness in the recovery room. And when I left him this evening the pain seemed to be under control and he was able to sleep. I think it will be at least a day or two before he’s able to sit up and entertain visitors, but I’ll keep you posted.

Thanks so much for all your good wishes and support.



6 thoughts on “Bart’s operation today”

  1. Thank you so much for letting us know. I was just searching for your email address! Both of you (& M.) have been in my thoughts and I am sending positive thoughts and very best wishes for the best possible outcome and a smooth & speedy recovery. Stay strong & please tell B we are pulling for him. I hope you are taking care of yourself. It’s so important. Btw, you looked beautiful in the wedding photos! Congratulations. xo Janice Sent from my iPhone Please excuse brevity & any typos



  2. Thank you so much for this news, Anna. You’re the one who has had the most excruciating time these last 24 hours, what with Bart being “under.” I (all of us) appreciate your message all the more. What a relief to know the surgery is over. No doubt Bart’s jokes will be just as bad in Hindi. My love to all three of you. Victoria


  3. Very glad he is through step one, and thank you, Anna, for keeping us posted. Love to all of you, Amanda.


  4. Dear Anna. Many thanks for the latest news on Bart. Glad to hear that he is through the first stage. Many thoughts and good wishes to you both.. Looking forward to more news in due course. Much love and best to you both. Elliot.


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