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improve each day. It took a while but, a year later, I feel exactly the same as I did before the surgery.

Just before Christmas I received a letter from my recipient. It was a wonderful surprise and, although there weren’t any details about her, it was so lovely to hear she was doing well.

But I didn’t do this to receive thanks or praise, I was just lucky enough to be in a position to be able to help someone else.

My children were appropriat­ely worried about me on the day of the operation, but were very proud of me afterwards. My hope is that it has shown them the value of helping others.

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