It was a royal feast. I left a note asking to be called at about 11:30 a.m., and persuaded my tired legs to carry me up to my bedroom. I slept like a baby, and when someone roused me with a cup of tea, I couldn't remember where I was. The tea reminded me. Only the kind sisters would send a cup of tea up to a nurse who had been working all night. In hospital it would be a bang on the door, and that would be that."