Alan - the President of the AFS (SpondyArthrite France) Marie-Laure Bigourie had a huge spinal op. She was unable to sit down for three months... Could ONLY lie down or stand up! (Beggars very many questions...) Anyhoo. She was in hospital for weeks - somewhere down in the Charentes area (or so I understand/misunderstand!) Her whole spine was??? (all in French, had difficulty in following completely). But a HUGE op.

After her recovery she can do everything. BUT, dunno 'quite' what she had done! When I get to the next Association monthly meeting, will endeavour to find out. (No one speaks a single word of English. Breton - scratching head! - and French only.)

Molly C (France)

MollyC1i - Riding OutAS