Please pass on my sincere thanks to Mr Davies. I'm just so happy that my procedure went ahead as planned. I'm feeling extremely well and had a full nights sleep. I'm in no pain at all although I had to play along a bit to get at least a couple of days sympathy at home!

Can you please pass my thanks also to the wonderful staff who looked after me so amazingly well at Spire Harpenden. From start to finish it was quite superb, my two nurses Angela and Holly were always checking on me.

It's all going brilliantly, off all painkillers and the old limp is now a figment of my imagination. It's amazing that we have the great skills of people like Mr Davies, we are so lucky.

It was a great team effort by all concerned with my successful stay and recovery. I even had a call yesterday to check on my recovery. Many thanks Clare (Mr Davies Secretary), thanks for your superb help and advice.