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Elizabeth Taylor Refusing Surgery!

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We hope she'll be okay!

Elizabeth Taylor is refusing surgery to alleviate the neck pain she is experiencing due to her scoliosis because she is sick of being in the hospital.

Dame Elizabeth has been in the hospital over 100 times over the past 25 years for back problems, hip replacement and other surgeries! An insider reveals:

"I won't go as far as to say she has given up but she is adamant she can't face another operation. Some mornings her neck is in such acute pain she is barely able to lift her head. She spends most of the day sitting in a chair with her head slumped on her shoulder. It's the only position in which she feels anything like comfortable.

"It must be hellish for her but she says she is more sick of seeing the inside of an operating theatre than anything else. She told me: 'This is no way to live, forever in hospital' but the truth is she urgently needs an operation to relieve the pressure and pain her crooked spine is causing."

So sad!

Liz, your health is important and we hope you'll reconsider — you'll feel so much better!

[Image via FayesVision / WENN.]

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21 comments to “Elizabeth Taylor Refusing Surgery!”

  1. 1

    How would you know if she will feel 'much better'??? Maybe when you're 78 and have been unwell for many years you'll understand that sometimes enough is enough. The older you get, the slower the recovery and frankly at her age after many years of suffering I am not surprised at all that she doesn't want to do this. There would be months of physio/therapy to follow no doubt. Sounds like a big operation - you never know, it could kill her.

  2. 2

    Surgery at her age can come with some HUGE complications. The biggest complication is recovering from anesthesia, and I don't mean the hours after surgery, but for months having cognitive issues. Her being in pain is better then her being mentally altered.

  3. 3

    You're such a moron. I seriously doubt that she'll feel much better. At her age and with her history of surgeries chances are it will end up doing her more harm than good. You're too stupid to live sometimes, Perez.
    Bless you Liz.

  4. 4

    I was 29 when I had surgery on my back. 3 years later I'm in as much, if not more, in pain. ALL the advice I've received from other surgery victims is, "Don't do it again!" I can't speak for everyone, but all the experienced folks I've talked to pretty much have told me that after 1 back or neck surgery, it's all down hill from there. I'm pretty young, so looking at the years of pain ahead can be downright 'can't get out of bed' sad. At her age, and with the life she's lived, I can see where she's coming from. Surgery could possibly make it much worse and the pain that you endure immediately following waking up is unbelievable. I think we have to trust that she knows her own body and her own limits. I'll be praying for her- spinal pain is all-consuming.

  5. 5

    You probably flunked journalism school and now you hand out medical advice? At her age her bones are probably so osteoporotic surgery on them might make them worse. You know nothing.

  6. 6

    Well, i have scoliosis as well and upon hearing that, i think i'll accept treatment

  7. 7

    Aw, my heart breaks for this beautiful, talented, and gentle soul…Elizabeth is the last of the classy ladies, and one of the last crusaders for a better world…She's been through alot in her life, and its her choice as to how she proceeds with her health care. Perhaps what she craves most now is peace and quiet…away from the hospitals. I pray that she begins to feel better soon, but ultimately, it is up to God as to how things will turn out for Elizabeth…and for all of us, really.

    I also hope that her dear friend Michael is watching over her and sending her his love from Heaven…I can only imagine her sadness and grief over the loss of her best friend…God bless you, Sweet Elizabeth!!!

  8. 8

    Everyones time has to come to an end, that is the way it is. Time to bury this icon of the skanks. Time to rest in peace.

  9. 9

    Sad to see one of the last great stars in such pain. For all the controversy surrounding her life, in the end this gentle soul has helped so many with her time, her name, and loads of money. If only everyone so blessed would be as generous.

  10. 10

    Thank Gawd for Morphine Drips…

  11. nzams says – reply to this


    I can see why she doesnt want to have another operation, I was diagnosed with scoliosis when I was 13 and had an operation to fix it when I was 15. It takes so much planning and tests and months to recover. It will definitely help the pain for her but fair enough if she doesnt want to go through all that again

  12. 12

    Bless you, Dame Elizabeth! Perez, you are an ignorant SLUT!

  13. 13

    Helium is lethal and painless.

    She's had a life and 10….kids, grandkids, stardom, prizes, marriages, charity, terrible grief/loss, drama, near-death experiences. No one can ask for more. It's a full life! It has to end sometime! Find someone to take care of the dog, then check out! It worked for Marie Osmond's kid! there will be a huge tribute! Why suffer more???? WHY?

  14. 14

    Back surgeries rule of thumb: 1/3 get better, 1/3 are the same and 1/3 are worse…pretty crappy odds! Can't blame the lady one bit.

  15. joe94 says – reply to this


    whatever she decides,, we support you liz!!

  16. 16

    I have scoliosis. My X-ray said moderate scoliosis. I've visited some of the best doctors and personal trainers out there. SURGERY FOR SCOLIOSIS IS A CROCK OF SHIT. IT IS PURELY FOR THE DOCTORS TO MAKE MONEY. The best thing for scoliosis is EXERCISE TO STRENGTHEN THE CORE. I used to have pain but have been personal training for several years and NO PAIN WHATSOEVER. NADA. And, my back looks straighter such that NOW most people can't even notice any scoliosis….including doctors. I have to point it out to them and then they are like "oh…..but it's tiny". Well it never used to be tiny….it used to be moderate…but when you do the right exercise…it straightens out. Depending on the type of scoliosis you have, of course. Truth is, most people who have surgery on their back…it only makes it WORSE. They lose height as they get older and it's just all sorts of BAD to get surgery. IF YOU HAVE SCOLIOSIS DON'T GET SURGERY!! Don't listen to the money hungry doctors.

  17. 17

    In the past they ALWAYS adressed scoliosis with exercise but these days people think it "takes too long" (at least a few years) and they want instant results with surgery. BAD IDEA. The doctors will convince you of anything just ot make money.
    In truth - EVERYONE has a degree of scoliosis….EVERYONE's spine is not perfect…scoliosis is "officially diagnosed" if the curvature is greater than 5 or 6 degrees or something…forget the official number. EVERYONE can benefit from CORE STENGTHENING EXERCISES b/c even if you have a mild curvature that is not scoliosis…over time it can turn into that. Okay off my soapbox :D

  18. 18

    Re: FaeRae – Hey…I feel you. You shouldn't have gotten the surgery…but perhaps it can be remedied. Have you considered a good personal trainer? Mine has helped me IMMEASURABLY. I used to get horrible sciatica b/c of my scoliosis…about 3 days each month I COULD NOT GET OUT OF BED. But have been personal training for about 6 years now and NO SCIATICA FOR THE LAST 2-3 YEARS. AT ALL!! It's truly unbelievable. The right exercise can really help so much. Please see my posts on this. It can reverse certain damage. Seriously. Try it!!

  19. 19

    I'm sorry to hear that:-( I hate to hear about anyone in pain. I think she should get the surgery though if it will help her in the long run.

  20. 20

    Re: Frau Bullock - Nazi fucker – Oh God, please tell me this also works for spinal degeneration!!!!!

  21. 21

    Re: Frau Bullock - Nazi fucker – Thank You. I will try anything -except surgery- at this point. I'm currently looking for a Personal Trainer as every Physical Therapist I've been to seems to have little to no education (ex: 2 months of JUST leg lifts. WTF? My legs never hurt, I was a ballerina for 14 years of my life & I biked 10 miles a day before the accident. My legs are FINE.) Sorry, tangent. But you did light a fire under my ass to get hopping on the personal trainer. I found one who is also a med. doc and he won't even work with me until he sees my MRIs. I think I may have found a winner, finally. Thanks for the advice!