Being a good 60+ miles away, I visited my friend in hospital just the once.
We've kept in touch by sending text messages. Until recently, that was something she just did not do. Needs must...as the saying goes.
Today's message was the best so far.
Surgery has been a success, the physios have given the 'all 'clear' and my friend will be discharged soon to return home. Not certain whether that will be home as in semi-detached or home as in bungalow, depending on who holds sway.
I can see the advantages of the bungalow, but after hospital 'home's best'.