Majella O’Donnell has sent words of gratitude for the goodwill and good wishes she has received during her treatment for cancer.
In a post on the Facebook page of her husband, singer Daniel O’Donnell, Majella said she was in hospital on day five after surgery for a double mastectomy with reconstruction.
“I feel great, thank God!” she said. “It’s so good to be this far down the road and to know that all I have to do now is rest and heal.”
Majella said it had been a very difficult seven months, between being diagnosed with cancer and the sudden death of her father.
“What I want to tell you all at this stage is how very grateful I am to every one of you for everything you have done for me over the last few months,” she said. “Please do not think that, because you haven’t heard from me, your kindness has gone unnoticed.
“All your prayers, good wishes, donations, gifts, mass cards, and sacred relics have been of great comfort to me,” she said. “I consider myself very lucky to have so many people batting for me! I can honestly say that I’m out the ‘other side’ and in good health again.
“Please forgive me for not answering you all personally but it would have been impossible,” Majella said. “There have been thousands of communications and every one was so sincerely appreciated and welcomed. I don’t want to go on about it too much but please know that I will never forget your kindness.”