Couple share life… and spinal surgery

Arthur & Beverley McCusker, husband and wife sharing a room to recover after both undergoing the same back surgery on the very same day.
Arthur & Beverley McCusker, husband and wife sharing a room to recover after both undergoing the same back surgery on the very same day.

The Mount Hospital patients, who travelled from Albany for the procedure, are not only sharing their lives together but now scarring and a hospital room.

‘We both got cages, his cage is a bit longer than mine. It holds vertebras in place,’ Beverley said.

‘I feel a lot better just to be out of pain. No one knows what the pain’s like.’

After having her knee operated on last June, Beverley feared the other had ‘gone’ before being told the problem stemmed from her back.

‘I couldn’t walk on one leg at all and I was throwing all my weight on the knee I had surgery on and it was blown up like a football’