Hospitalized, seriously injured, he would return after a six-week convalescence.
Buckingham Palace had said that he will now take a thrre month period of convalescence.
During my convalescence I had bought and read for the first time, The King in Yellow.
late 15c., from Middle French convalescence (15c.), from Late Latin convalescentia "regaining of health," from convalescentem (nominative convalescens), present participle of convalescere (see convalesce).
convalescence con·va·les·cence (kŏn'və-lěs'əns)
Gradual return to health and strength after an illness, an injury, or a surgical operation.
The period needed for returning to health after an illness, an injury, or a surgical operation.