Rich update 3

Richard should be moved out of the observation ward soon.
The surgeon mentioned to him that he was particularly proud of his own work, as he was able to repair the problem valve rather than replacing it.
Richard is feeling a lot better, and is looking forward to going home.

Update on Rich 2

Operation was a success, doctors have been impressed with how quickly Richard has been recovering. He should be moved out of intensive care today.

Changing purpose

I had been planning to use this site for a different purpose over the next few days. This was going to be the point where friends and family could get the latest information about my progress with an operation to replace a valve in my heart and to bypass an artery.
Well,the plan still holds, but with a very large, very unhappy but. This morning I was supposed to be ringing the bed manager at the Heart Hospital to find out what time to come in and, all being well, to have the operation tomorrow.
Yesterday, I got a telephone message telling me that my operation had been cancelled because of an emergency and I should now coming in on Sunday 25th with an operation the following day.
So, life remains on hold, sigh mixed with fury.