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Jul 00


Mum went into hospital earlier today for her hysterectomy. Dad and my uncle, who are both doctors, have been updating the rest of the family via email:

The operation should be quite straightforward (only about 4 in 10000 develop serious complications). She saw the oncologist (specialist in the field of chemotherapy and radiotherapy) who said she has a 80% 5 year survival rate. I thought that he was too clinical and unfeeling to come up with a statement like that. 2 out of 10 dying is a very high figure. We are finding for her  to see another oncologist who perhaps care more about a patient’s feelings.

She should be out of hospital in 3 days. Here’s to wishing it all goes well…