But he was highly sensitive, easily discouraged by setbacks; and in 1915 resigned from his union post to convalesce from alcoholism.
Women are encouraged to leave hospital within hours of delivery, with home support provided by visiting midwives; women with private health insurance usually choose to convalesce in private hospitals.
By 7.30 pm that day, he was out of theatre after a six-hour operation and last month he left hospital to convalesce .
The Home Secretary is recovering well and is in contact with the office, although he will use the Christmas period to convalesce fully.
I really got down to writing him a letter only when he was convalescing at a Boston clinic, after a stroke.
As her father convalesced and improved, Cavell was convinced that nursing was her destiny.
He underwent nine hours of surgery then convalesced for months.
Swann spends nine months convalescing morosely, only snapping out of it when his housekeeper, played with tight-lipped understatement by Sarah Lancashire, buys him a camera.
It was while she was convalescing that she decided on a career in medicine, entering the all-woman Royal Free Medical School in London when she was 17.
Good wishes were extended to Mrs Margaret Kelly-White who is convalescing in a nursing home after a recent illness.