Just to update all the kind friends who have been sending me good wishes and their prayers:
Back to the hospital today and to what can only be described as a wonderful team of surgeons and nurses. It is now six weeks since the op and the residual problem has not gone away but, good news, the cyst was a malignant one however, thanks to an eagle-eyed doctor at the health centre it was spotted very early and totally excised by the surgeon. As to the lingering prolem… back for another check up with the surgeon in ten days time and then a decision on a second small repair op. I can hardly wait. Seriously, I count myself lucky as it is the first op in my life. The black patch catches many an eye and could be a great advertisment for a photographer. I am currecly looking for a stuffed parrot.
Thank you everyone