The mum who broke her wrist in a car crash with Prince Philip is to undergo surgery this week after attempts to set it naturally failed.
Emma Fairweather – who now needs a titanium plate to repair the fracture which has left her in agony – described it as a “huge setback”.
She faces an eight-week recovery period after the operation and is likely to be wearing a cast until April.
Emma, 46, received a letter of apology from the Duke of Edinburgh last week over the accident outside the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, where his Land Rover hit her pal’s car.
But now she wants him to know just how much misery it is causing her.
“This has completely knocked me,” said the single mum-of-two.
“It feels the last three weeks of pain and recovery have been pointless as I now have to start all over again. It’s like groundhog day. I want him to know the full effect this is having on my life. I’ve never had surgery before and I’ll have this titanium plate for life.”
Emma will be given a general anaesthetic for the op at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn and be signed off her job as a support worker until April.
She said: “I’m nervous, although hopefully it will be straightforward.”
Emma is pursuing a personal injury claim against the Duke.
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