Apologies for the radio silence over the last few weeks. Unfortunately Daniella has been rather ill. She had been feeling under the weather for quite some time and then in mid May she finally took herself off to the doctor. Nothing conclusive was found and then after a day she took a turn for the worse. After relaying the worsening symptoms to the doctor over the phone he suggested a trip to casualty was in order.
On arrival a battery of tests were done and it was determined that her gall bladder was rather unwell and that a larger (18mm diameter) gall stone had taken up residence. So off to theater at 10 pm that night it was.
Unfortunately due to previous abdominal surgery, the usual key hole surgery could not be performed and instead a full laparotomy had to be performed. So much for the bikini modelling career then! Anyway, the operation went off well, the stone and gall bladder were removed and all seemed well at first.
A day was spent in ICU, when things took a turn for the worse and it was determined that a second procedure was required to fix the ducts between the liver and the intestine. So back to theater we went. This procedure was fortunately performed by inserting a camera down her throat so no more unsightly wounds ensued.
Things started looking up and after a week in ICU, three days were spent in a general ward and Daniella came home on the Friday. Then on Saturday night she started feeling sick again. Back to hospital we went. It was determined that she had a partial obstruction in the small intestine (a complication we had been warmed about). Another week was spent in hospital, but fortunately the obstruction resolved itself without need for further surgery.
At this time Daniella was really very unwell and hardly ate at all. She lost a lot of weight and was very weak and lacking in energy. She has been home for a week now, but is still not fully recovered and gets tired quite quickly. She is also on a special diet for a few weeks to help ensure that no further relapses/complications occur.
We will sadly therefore not be able to host our planned outing in June or July. Firstly we simply have not had the time to plan this. Secondly, we don’t think it is a good idea for her health and finally she is probably not the best of company right now. However, we hope to make this up to you by doing something special in spring, or as soon as we are able. I hope that you all understand and are prepared to bear with us.
In happier news, we are pleased to announce that we have just launched a second venue. As some of you know, the studio was somewhat oversubscribed and we were sometimes unable to meet your needs leading to some frustration. We have therefore launched Priscilla’s Suite. This is a much bigger venue. It consists of a separate bedroom, a bathroom and an open plan living area, dining area and kitchen. It is fully appointed and is at the same specification levels that you have come to expect from us.
We hope that this additional venue will allow us to better meet your needs and lead to less frustration. We are also confident that it will offer an even better experience with more room, better options for selfies etc. As always, safe discrete and free parking as well as free Wi-Fi is on offer.
Please remember that the studio and the suite are available for use on an ad hoc basis should you wish to dress there for the day. W are also available for overnight stays and should you need additional anonymity you can even book with us through Booking.com or AirBnB. We are of curse available for all our usual services (storage, makeup, advice, transformations etc) and these services can either be purchasd on an ad hoc basis or through one of our ever popular packages that offer exceptional value for money.
Hope to see you soon and once again apologies for missing the mid year function. We hope you all understand.
The Priscilla’s Team