Elephentiasis: Margate woman discharged

2011-06-06 00:00

MARGATE elephantiasis sufferer Nana Ntombela (37), who underwent major surgery in Johannesburg’s Sunninghill Netcare Hospital, was discharged from hospital on Friday.

She underwent surgery less than two weeks ago and has made a remarkable recovery, according to those close to her.

She will now return to the Kyalami Estate where she stayed for more than a month before her surgery, where she underwent the intensive physiotherapy needed before being able to undergo the operation.

Her devoted husband, Sandile, is still with her, supporting her as he has been since she became ill in 2005.

It is not clear when she will return to her home at Gcilima, Margate, but doctors will assess her condition and ongoing care in the next week. The surgery has been a success, and the ultimate goal Netcare has set for Nana is to see her walk home.

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