Westmead Hospital patient and Italian ‘nonno’ (grandfather in Italian) says it’s a miracle he is walking again.
Seventy-four-year-old Angelo Papa was rushed to Westmead Hospital this week after finding it difficult to walk without intense pain.
After a three hour surgery yesterday to repair blocked arteries in his hips and legs, Angelo was back on his feet and enjoying a coffee in the Zouki courtyard today.
“I thought I was going to die but look at me, I’m walking around,” Angelo said.
“I had pains and couldn’t walk. They did a three hour surgery on me yesterday.
“Now, I have no pain at all… from the top, to the bottom.”
Angelo is expected to be discharged tomorrow. He plans to get straight back into gardening, a popular Italian pass time.
“When I get home I will go straight back to my gardening,” Angelo said.
“I grow carrots, beans, lettuce and spinach. I also grow persimmon, it’s like a tomato.
“Thank you to the hospital and the doctors, I reckon they did a miracle, I didn’t lose my legs.”