Oreta is fine.

Surgery took a little longer than expected due to the discovery of a deviated septum — which Dr Patel went ahead and fixed, while he was in there.

But some of Oreta’s sinuses below, behind and between her eyes were all but completely blocked by polyps. Dr Patel is very happy with the outcome, and it should leave Oreta able to breathe better than she has in years. It should also positively affect her sense of smell, which has been missing in action for years as well.

We don’t know what the anaesthetic was, but it must have been pretty good. Two hours after surgery, Oreta was still groggy and unable to wake fully.

As of now, she is much more like her old self, and very appreciative of everyone’s well-wishes. So am I. Thank you, one and all.