A tiny update just to reassure people that I haven't dropped off the edge of the planet; the internet connection in the hospital decided to die on me on Wednesday, reaffirming the fact that I should clearly be heading in the home direction.
With test results remaining "stable", on Friday, I was discharged on "Weekend leave". However on doing so, I packed up my entire room, and my name was wiped off of the whiteboard for the first time since July. I was meaning to say goodbye and thank you to various members of staff but cried when I attempted this with the ward sister therefore aborted this idea quite swiftly. So mum and I quietly (well relatively speaking) loaded up the car, and left the hospital. As I say I am technically on weekend leave, as I will be ringing on monday to check in, but I have no fixed return date for the first time since this whole episode began. We are taking things very cautiously (hence me not posting this until today!) one day at a time....but for now, it feels indescribably good to be home.