It’s good to be home, that’s for sure! Though life is still unsettled for the moment. They finally let me out about 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon, and Louise brought me home on the underground, and then bought me pizza for lunch, my first in more than a week… Continue reading “The Great Adventure – Part 9 (Epilogue: V+8)”
A two day update then, since I didn’t write yesterday. I had a much better night Thursday night, and so was bouncy as I could be on Friday. This was even better since I had a lot of visitors.
I am up! Surprising a thing as this is to say, I’ve been committed to bed for 48 hours after surgery, and now I am up and about. I just did a walk down to the other end of the ward and back, which is apparently no mean feat after such a short time.
Tuesday night. I’m listening to an audiobook recording of Pratchett and Baxter’s The Long Earth. I’ve just had the last of the canullas removed from my hand. I came out of surgery about lunchtime yesterday and since then, been spending time between sleeping and suffering with a headache.
It’s 9:30 on Sunday night, and I’ve been here for five and a half hours. To say I am nervous would be an understatement. Louise left about 6, and food arrived about 35 minutes later. Since then, I’ve been mostly on my own.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, suspected to be due to complications in an earlier use of the facility, the mission has been scrubbed at V minus 30 minutes. The next launch window is on two weeks time on December 1st.
This report will continue at that time. For now all systems have been returned to a holding facility in East London.