Date: 20 Jan 2016 11:53 am Title: Chapter 24 I'm still waiting
Thank you for letting Bits and Phil see Cecily and travel with her to Bristol. I hope that Bits is worrying is unnecessary.
Its a good idea to have them met at Reg and Len's and have time in company first.
Date: 20 Jan 2016 10:30 am Title: Chapter 24 I'm still waiting
This is such a measured account of how gradual recovery needs to be to be solid, and how much work. Thank you Myth Tree, you've made me feel better with this, it's reminded me that it's all the tiny steps that build back to strength, however slow it can feel at the time.
Date: 18 Jan 2016 4:22 pm Title: Chapter 23 Did you ever
Mrs. Pond is a gem - I hope she keeps her job once John and Cecily are back together. Good to see that John is finally making progress and that Cecily is maintaining her upward progress too. I'd love to have been a fly on the wall during Dr. Wilmot's sessions with John this week, now he has finally made the breakthrough. I'm glad they are to be "rewarded" with a phone call, hope it will go well. I'm quite concerned about Jem, though, hope that the results of his session at the hospital aren't as ominous as they sound.
Date: 14 Jan 2016 11:46 am Title: Chapter 21 It don't come easy
What a day of intense therapy for John. It should help that at last he has voiced the underlying question.
Cecily may be thinging about what Madge said to her about the sewing and is trying to put the threads in order, I hope so.
Date: 12 Jan 2016 6:15 pm Title: Chapter 20 After All
it seems as if Wilmot has decided its time to remove that false sense of security and get to the bottom of John's problems. Madge is right it saying to cecil that they both need to be stronger separately before she is reunited with John.
Date: 12 Jan 2016 10:56 am Title: Chapter 20 After All
Where's Wilmot taking him, then? Somewhere with a strong association for John, I assume. Hope it is not too long before John and Cecily are back together, but I think the sewing analogy is very helpful.
Date: 10 Jan 2016 3:53 pm Title: Chapter 19 Love is Life
Glad to see that the hospital authorities are prepared to at least give Cecily a weekend at Madge's - I can understand Jessica's concern over her not gaining weight as quickly as she should now she is eating properly. Clearly Cecily is disappointed that she won't be seeing John - she has probably forgotten David's explanation that John can only have treatment at weekends as he has to work during the week, so his progress would inevitably be slower.
Thanks, Myth Tree, I really like the way this is playing out, truly a situation where "slow and steady" will win in the end. Cecily is clearly not out of the wood yet, but if she gets through this weekend successfully and gains enough weight to satisfy Jessica, she will be making good progress.