Stunning beauty, former Miss SA Suzette van der Merwe has shared her story of spinal neck surgery on Instagram.
According to her posts, she has been in extreme pain for many months and was using over the counter medication to try and numb the pain.
Suzzette, who celebrated turning 50 in February this year, went on to say in her post that she is looking forward to enjoying quality of life again once she has recovered completely.
We wish you a speedy recovery Suzette!
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Truth is like surgery. It hurts but it cures. A lie is like a painkiller. It gives instant relief but has side effects forever. Post op spinal neck surgery - I’m so thankful to say I am pain free after months of unhealthy over the counter pain meds and look forward to a quality life again. Huge shout out to orthopedic surgeon extraordinaire Dr Ettiene Coetzee and the incredible staff at @faerieglenhospital ????