Hunting Icon, Ben Hardaway of Midland, is having hip replacement surgery tomorrow.
Ben Hardaway, the famous huntsman and founder of the Midland Hounds in Columbus,GA is having hip replacement surgery Wednesday at the Houghston Clinic inColumbus. The fantastic orthopedic hospital was founded by the late Dr. Jack Houghston, Ben's brother-in law, and a co-founder of the original Midland Hounds.
Ben attended the Southern Hound Show at Live Oak Hounds this past Saturday. He judged the Hat Contest and visited with many old, admiring and special friends. He spent the weekend with us and ended it with a breakfast with friends and the Wood's --including a bottle of fine champaigne!
Sadly,he had a fall upon returning home.He's been in the hospital readying for this very hard surgery.......but in the best of spirits, as we would expect.
At 93 this will be a very hard surgery on him........please keep him and his family in your prayers tomorrow!!
One of our Master's with Bridlespur had a hip replaced Jan 3. She recovered well enough to make the last two or three hunts of our season. She is so happy she wishes she had done it sooner. Technology has come a long way on hip replacements.
I hope that Ben's operation is just as successful and he is back in the saddle soon. He is certainly one of the Icons of our sport.
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Just heard from the family. He came through the operation (at 9 pm last night) very well......is already up and coming off the pain meds.He's coherent and as positive as you could ever imagine. He's one remarkable man....