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Man learns to walk after 90kg tumour

2012-01-30 12:29

Hanoi - A man who recently had a 90kg tumour removed from his right leg is learning to walk again, he said on Monday.

Nguyen Duy Hai, 32, has been undergoing physical therapy at French-Vietnam Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City and is using a walking frame to exercise his left leg.

"I am very happy. After eight years I can put my foot on the ground again," he said.

The metre-wide tumour had been growing on Hai's leg for more than 30 years, despite an amputation at the knee 14 years ago.

The growth was removed on January 5 during a 10-hour operation conducted by plastic surgeon McKay McKinnon and six Vietnamese doctors.

Hai said doctors told him he will have to remain in hospital for three more months before he is fully recovered.

"I want to get a job as a cellular phone repair man when I return home," he said.

Comments
  • ivan.coetzee2 - 2012-01-30 12:38

    WOW!!!! What a relief this must be for the dude, good for him, hope they got the whole thing this time!

  • nthathanem - 2012-01-30 14:09

    Not something to joke about please guys.

      alongman - 2012-01-30 14:49

      Can't we make just make '2 more' jokes Nthathanem?

  • sandy.langenstrass - 2012-01-30 16:40

    Question? Why did he let it get so big? If he lived in S.A ...we can understand why....with the long waiting lists for opp's here...and the poor public hospital conditions then good reason.. but lucky for him the hospitals are wonderful in Hanoi.

  • margaret.mead1 - 2012-01-31 10:04

    This is wonderful. It must be so wonderful to be rid of that tumour. Thank God. I hope he recovers completely.

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