Four days is a long time when you're caught up in a global financial crisis.
Its been a worrying and exhausting time since we found out on Friday that our £7.5 million in the Kaupthing Singer and Friedlander bank, a UK incorporated bank in Iceland, was frozen. Nearly all of this is our charity money.
I've gone from meetings to media interviews and back to more meetings, with hundreds of phone calls in between, as we've worked round the clock to get our money back.
I'm sure my husband and children have forgotten what I look like, and this lunchtime is the first chance I've had to update my blog.
I've done so to reiterate the key messages that we are keen to stress to our patients, supporters, members and the wider public. And those key messages are that our current services will continue as normal and our money was managed using best practice guidance. We need to focus on our patients and carers and our new Oldham and Salford radiotherapy centres and patient treatment centre developments will continue as planned.
We're aware that some of our fundraisers are troubled by the fact that charity money was sitting in a bank account overseas. But it’s vital that we build up savings to help fund big developments that will bring huge benefits for our patients. This is so important.
I am relieved that we moved all our cash from stocks and shared earlier in the year otherwise the situation would be worse.
At the time - and hindsight is a wonderful thing - this investment was the right thing to do. And we were not alone.
These are troubled and strange times for the world. And difficult times for us. We've been inundated with messages of support and are so grateful for this. Thank you to everyone for your very personal and caring messages.
Please remember that you can ring our information line if you have any concerns or need more information on 0161 446 8503.
Me and all my team are going to try and get some sleep tonight !