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Princess Chulabhorn recovering “satisfactorily”

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The Royal Household Bureau has announced that Princess Chulabhorn of Thailand’s recovery from surgery is going “satisfactorily without complications.” They said that she can perform routine activities as usual.

People can sign well wishes in a book at Chulabhorn Hospital.

The Princess was admitted to hospital last week for numbness in her left arm – more specifically, in her left arm, left ring finger and the left pinky finger. An MRI scan showed that her nerves were trapped around the elbow. She had surgery last Friday at Chulabhorn Hospital to remove the tissue that was causing the numbness.

Princess Chulabhorn, 62, had a successful procedure without complications. She remains in hospital to recover and undergo physiotherapy.

Princess Chulabhorn has been in bad health for quite some time. When in public, she is often seen in a wheelchair or being helped by aides to walk.

Earlier this year, she underwent surgery for cataracts after being admitted to Ramathibodi Hospital in February for back pain and blurred vision.

Her Royal Highness also has an auto-immune disease, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), that was revealed in 2014. At the same time, the royal was also dealing with pancreatitis. She has had other health issues over the past several years, as well, including problems with inflammation and low oxygen.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.