Sunday, February 13, 2011

Back under the scalpel

I will be back on the operating table soon. I will be undergoing a minor surgery on Monday at 10 a.m. at Medwin Hospitals. This is unrelated to my kidney disease.

I trust Dr. M. G. Rama Rao, the surgeon who is going to perform the surgery. I have been seeing him for this problem for the last three years. He is a down-to-earth, gentle and kind doctor. Dr. Girish Narayen, my nephrologist recommended him.

The surgery in itself is not major. The thing that bothers me about these surgeries (and I have had more than my fair share) is the part where you have to fast the entire morning until well after the surgery. The other bothering thing is the part when you wake up from the general anesthesia. For a while, you wonder why the surgery has not yet started and then when you start feeling sore at the point of surgery, you realize that the surgery is over. Then you have to wait until they let you go. This wait is horrible. You are feeling sore, there is pain, you start feeling thirsty. But you have to wait for a few hours before they let you go.

At the point of the surgery itself, there will be this stabbing pain that lasts for a few days. They will put me on pain killers and antibiotics. Slowly the pain will start wearing off and hopefully, the original problem I have been operated for will be a thing of the past.

I am going to Poorna tiffins this morning as usual. I will have a few extra idlis, however so that I can bear the hunger the following morning with fortitude!

8 comments:

B said...

Good luck !

Saimanohar said...

May god be with you and Im sure disease is going to be a thing of the past

Miriam said...

I hope that all goes well.

Best wishes,
Miriam

Shan Chelliah said...

My thought are with with you. Be well!

Kamal D Shah said...

Thanks Bhanu, Sam, Miriam and Shan! The surgery went well. The post op pain and soreness is still there but hopefully should soon settle down.

Shravan Kumar. M said...

Congrats Kamal! Hope you will soon resume your to your routine life :)

Once am back to India at the end of March, let us plan a small gathering at Poorna or any place you like.

IGA Nephropathy said...

Indeed. I want to visit India only to go try that famous Poorna Tiffins.

Kamal D Shah said...

:-)