THE story of Doreen Harris having a neck operation in 1929 as a five-year-old in The Bugle (July 31 edition) reminded me of my stay in hospital.
In 1956, at the age of 8, I went into the Corbett Hospital at Stourbridge to have my tonsils removed.
It was an unforgetful experience!I was in for quite a few days and not allowed any visitors, even though it was the children's ward.
The ward was upstairs and I remember my Mom standing outside looking up at my window waving to me.
I was traumatised throughout and was always crying. I remember quite clearly going to the operating theatre and a strange contraption put over my face and being told to count to 10.
I was cheered up though when the post came one day and The Topper comic was delivered to my bed, sent by my Mom.
Unfortunately, when I came out of hospital I must have picked up an infection as I was ill for some time afterwards in bed!
Patricia Walters (Mrs),
26 Park St,