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A little pre-Christmas miracle

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I went to see my father in hospital today, and he is looking really good, considering that a hip-replacement is a big op. If all goes well, he should be discharged on Saturday.

For the past two months, he has been in such a lot of pain with his hip. I so hope that this will be the end of it, and that he can resume his active lifestyle soon.

What made me particularly happy today, though, is that when he stood up, with the aid of crutches, his legs appeared to be the same length again.

After the difficulty with his previous hip-replacement, his one leg was suddenly 2,5cm longer than the other. Every pair of shoes that he bought had to have the one built-up.

He asked the surgeon if it was possible to lengthen the other leg, with this operation. (Seeing as he had to have it done anyway) The surgeon replied that it was very difficult to say, but that if there was to be a difference in length, the general rule was that it would be longer, not shorter. And he promised that he would try.

There were markings on my dad’s leg, where they were going to do the op, and he added a message of his own: +2cm 🙂

I was praying that the op would be very successful, and with minimal pain. (He had so much last time 😦   ) But I also prayed that his legs would be the same legth again.

It’s a bit soon to tell, but I certainly couldn’t see any difference in length today, when he stood up. It has made me very happy. And also that he is recovering so much faster this time.

I hope this will be the end of hip pain for him now!

Written by Maggie

November 8, 2012 at 11:02 pm

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