Wednesday, 31 December 2008

The Road To Recovery

These last few days have been a time to remember - not just for me but for those around me.

My dad had his triple heart bypass operation yesterday. I heard this morning that after a night of being sedated they were bringing him round and he had started responding. A major trauma for the body in any event but for a man with a chronic renal condition and carrying too much weight, nothing short of life threatening.

It's not all plain sailing yet and I'm sure we will have more challenges to face.Hopefully though this signals his first steps on the road to recovery and an improved quality of life.

And while all this was going on, my friend David, who is in his early 50s, has been riding solo through Welsh mountains on his bike to raise money for my charity. His latest post shows what a personal challenge his adventure has been, testing him to his limits and requiring him to draw on his strength of spirit.

I have no doubt he is looking forward to a few less taxing days now to allow his body to recuperate.

With all this in my head, I was therefore very struck upon reading an interview with Foxes' defender Chris Powell. It is clear that at long last we have someone managing the club who recognises that things have been sick at Leicester for a number of years and that as with any serious illness it takes time, effort and commitment to bring about healing.

Lets hope 2009 continues to offer a pathway to recovery for such things dear to my heart.


areallaticfromthesouth said...

Wishing your Dad a speedy recovery and wishing you all the strength you need to get through this difficult time.


Georgina Best said...

Thanks latic. You're not bad for a Chel$ea fan are you :-)

areallaticfromthesouth said...

no GB I am good guy :-) and not a Leeds Utd fan :-) :-) :-) that would be bad.

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