I’m not really sure anymore what My Mother The Dowager Duchess’s hipbone is connected to, but I think there was a T11 kyphoplasty, T11–L3 hardware fusion; L2–L3 and L1–L2 laminectomy and decompression with spinal cord monitoring.
(Click to ‘decompress’ the images. No anesthesia needed.)
|TUESDAY: THE VIEW OF THE DUCHESS’S HOME FROM HER HOSPITAL ROOM.|
No matter what is connected to what, what is screwed to what, what is decompressed and laminated (or un-laminated), after five hours on the operating table, The Dowager Duchess came through it all. She’ll be in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit for a few days and we’re hopeful that recovery will be as successful as surgery.
|WEDNESDAY: THE MANHATTAN SKYLINE FROM THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT.|
Thank you for your kindness of heart and spirit. Your messages enabled my mother to head into surgery feeling grateful and even more loved. She was relaxed and positive this morning. Her final urgent instruction to me before being wheeled into surgery was to get her flowers and potted plants from her room and make sure they made it to intensive care. Priorities.
It seems things might be slightly more complex than this song would have you believe: