The way I recovered my speech and hearing is rather a mystery both to myself and all who were connected with my case. The evening before should not have heard a gun go off by my bedside and the following morning at 6 am. I was awakened by the noise of my breakfast being placed on my bedside table . I opened my eyes and without an effort on my part said “Good morning Nurse “ Oh ! the surprise on that nurses face (and mine too ) She nearly had a fit and left the remainder of the bed patients breakfasts while she went and told sister. In a very few moments sister arrived and the laughing and merriment at my recovery was fully established.
At this point, as Leo starts to recover I thought it would be nice for all of you following this blog to see this man that we have come to know… So here he is (centre) seated by the side of his nurse whilst convalescing We do not know where or when exactly that the photograph was taken, but to me at least his face shows something of what he has been through as we have been priviliged to follow him over the last few months.