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.