She remains lucid and still amazed at how much of a sense of facility with words has returned after months of thinking advancing age was robbing her of her communication skills. Giving a 3 hour presentation had become a real chore for her (always has been for me and many others but that is another story) and she is hopeful that she now has a chance to be back to her normal self again. There is a lot of healing left to do, but at least the interloper is out of her skull.
She has been reading the many lovely comments from you all and found it spirit lifting. Thanks to all who have sent along their good wishes!