Mary Medlicott, Storyteller and Author - Storyworks

A room with a view – again

Hello – Paul here. As she predicted last week, Mary’s in hospital getting over a hefty operation and she’s asked me to guest write this week’s blog.

The first storm is passed – a long and complex operation followed by two nights in post-op intensive recovery care attended throughout by the most wonderful degree of focused, dedicated and cheerful nursing. The surgeons have expressed themselves so far satisfied and Mary is ensconced back in the Gynaecology Ward feeling, to be frank, pretty horrible.

The picture is what she can see from her bed. And the picture – appropriately I think for a Storytelling blog – prompts a story which is too circular to be left untold.

Nearly forty years ago when I was working as David Steel’s Press Officer I would come out onto the Terrace of the Houses of Parliament at 11 am – often with Lobby Correspondent friends – to wave to Mary across the Thames in the very same ward on the eighth floor of St Thomas’ Hospital where she was being treated for cancer #1. And then I’d walk over Westminster Bridge with coffee for her and she was able to follow my progress and I could see her at her window.

So back to today: before too long I shall be on my way to visit Mary and we shall, together, put ourselves through the different emotional storm of watching Wales v England in Cardiff in the Six Nations. 

 Cymru am byth!


2 Responses to “A room with a view – again”

  1. Clare Winstanley Says:

    Come on Mary! Come on Wales!

  2. Steph Bent Says:

    Dear Mary ,
    Here’s wishing you a speedy recovery!

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