Martha’s operation, with her spine so unstable, her vertebra so weak and the fact that they had to operate in the cervical area of the spine with the consequent danger of damaging the medulla and of course of tetraplegia, we had our hearts in our mouths. After an 8-hour operation we spoke with the surgeon and everything had gone well. She will be in intensive care until Monday and thereafter be returned to her room. She will have to wear a corset for the next three months and we hope that this time will be the last…although they will have to continue making tests to see if there’s anything else as this is a very difficult case.
Photo: Martha in the swimming pool just before the operation.