Last year he went into the operation after being told that he would be in a wheelchair within six months. He was in tremendous pain but so positive that this would be what he needed. He walked out of the hospital four days later with no pain aside from the surgery site.
One year later, he is gardening, mowing lawns, golfing and we danced at our nephew's wedding on Saturday. He is very careful to keep his weight down and he has continued to walk every day that he can. He never bends to lift anything, just crouches down and uses his legs.
And, at 66, he is a walking testament to what a positive attitude, careful following of doctor's instructions and a wonderfully gifted surgeon can do. Well that, sheer luck and a nagging wife who keeps him on the right track.LOL
We have much to be thankful for.