Firstly, for those of you who are not Scottish and dont know what a Sooky Cover is. Its a blanket with satin edges that a baby/small child uses as a comforter instead of sucking their thumb or a dummy etc.
When I was young I had a Sooky Cover and I took it everywhere and loved it so much. To be honest I only stopped using it when I was around 7 or 8 years old as I really didnt want to give it up. At 13 years old I was diagnosed with a rare bone condition which causes severe and premature osteoarthritis in all my joints with my hips being the most severly affected. At the time of diagnosis the doctors told my parents that I would need to have hip replacements done around the age of 30. My Dad, who has sadly passed away, told my Mum back then that if I ever went for the operation then I would need my Sooky Cover for comfort even though I was an adult. I am now 38 years old and am having surgery to replace both my hips on Friday. I had a family lunch today with my Mum, sister and a few others as a bit of a get together before I go into hospital. My Mum handed me a parcel and said it was from my Dad to help me through my operation. I opened the parcel and inside was a Sooky Cover from my Dad........................................