Mum came back from the hospital a while ago after being warded for 27 days. She has fully recovered from the pneumonia and her anemia is under control. It is unfortunate that she complained of back pain that was diagnosed as spondylitis while a being warded. Spondylitis is a form of rheumatism that causes stiffness and pain in and around the spine.
Mum had complained of extreme pain in her left leg in the early nineties. Traditional massage did not do any good. After all the traditional treatments proved futile, she then consulted Dr. Kazem. He operated on her lumbar spine to relieve pressure on the nerves that was causing pain and weakness to her leg. The surgery was successful but the damage was already done because of the delay. She now walks with a slight limp.
Mum never looked more frail. She has lost a considerable amount of weight due to her poor appetite. The pain in her back has been alleviated somewhat by Dihydrocodeine, Celebrex and a lot of bed rest. With time and a balanced nutritious diet, she should recover.