I am not pro nor anti Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, but the spoofs regarding her neck injury is just inappropriate.
Yes, that thing in her neck may look weird, even funny-looking, but then we must understand how hard it is for her to be in that condition. Yes, she may not be the best president we have had, but she’s still a human being worthy of our respect. Her condition is very complicated, almost fatal. It is a miracle that she is still alive after the surgeries she has been through.
To understand more, what happened to her was that a nerve was impinched in her cervical spine or the part of the spinal cord in the neck area. This was caused by cervical spondylosis (arthritis of the neck) meaning the joints in that area is no longer working properly. She went to surgery to have it fixed because it may lead to irreversible paralysis. Also, it may be fatal since the nerves that are involved also supplies the respiratory muscles. The surgery was not an easy one for the neck area a very sensitive region of the spinal cord.
GMA already had three surgeries and they were successful. But still, it doesn’t mean that she is already healed. A great part of her cervical verterbrae were damaged and needs reconstruction. Now, her neck is implanted with titanium mesh in order to stabilize the area for proper bone growth. Imagine how hard it is for her to stay in that position, unable to move her head properly.
So now, you know how difficult it is for her and how potentially dangerous her condition was. Is it still okay to make fun of her like that? She’s not perfect, I know that. She makes mistakes like everyone of us. She may have pissed off a lot of people but she still deserves even a little respect. Imagine if it was someone close to you who would have to go through such pains. Would it feel good making them look like a fool even if they are hurting? Just a little sensitivity guys. :)