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Today was the day….

And thankfully Eve has now had her operation.

She is now back in the ward and has been chatting to her mum and the nurses although she remains a bit sleepy.

They run a series of cognitive and function tests after such a procedure and Eve has passed them – thank goodness!

It is therefore with a sense of relief and gratitude that I am off to raise a glass of Old Pultney to the surgeon, the neurologist and all the fantastic nurses and volunteers at Great Ormond St Hospital.

Today’s the day

Just after nine this morning, Eve will undergo surgery which will hopefully transform her life.

She is a shining example of someone who has in her young life coped extremely well with a horrible debilitating condition.

I have NEVER heard my daughter complain about it. She has a stock reply if I say “I’m sorry you’re not feeling well” and it is “Don’t worry dad it’s not your fault”.

The only time she has ever shown any reaction to epilepsy was a few tears when she learned that there might be a cure.

She has no fear of the operation whatsoever, or if she does she has concealed it very well.

She had a bit of a rough day in London yesterday but was still texting her sister and me from her hospital bed. The texts were customarily humorous.

The surgeon reckons that Eve could be HOME ON MONDAY which perhaps challenges a general perception about brain surgery.

My admiration and respect for the surgeon, the neurologist and the nursing staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital is exceeded only by my admiration and respect for Eve and my hope, my burning desire, that this operation is a success.

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