Bourne man Colin Ketteringham is home after high-risk operation

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A FATHER dying from a degenerative condition is recovering at home after a successful operation to relieve his pain.

Colin Ketteringham, 50, of Daisy Court, Bourne, suffers from multiple system atrophy and has been given less than three years to live by doctors.

On Tuesday last week he underwent high-risk surgery at Peterborough City Hospital to try and ease the pain he suffers. Doctors did not know how Colin’s brain would react to anaesthetic and were worried he would not survive the operation.

But the surgery was a success and Colin is now recovering at home, much to the delight of his wife Louise and four young children.

Louise said: “He is very emotional. The reality of what could have happened has hit.

“He has done really well, considering the risk. We are all pleased he is home.”

Colin has been raising funds to take his family on a holiday of a lifetime to Walt Disney World in Florida. With the help of Bourne residents, businesses and organisations he reached his target this month and is now looking forward going on the trip in October.