Saturday, 12 February 2011 18:20

Back under the scalpel

Written by  Kamal Shah
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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!


Kamal Shah

Kamal Shah

Hello, I'm Kamal from Hyderabad, India. I have been on dialysis for the last 13 years, six of them on PD, the rest on hemo. I have been on daily nocturnal home hemodialysis for the last four and half years. I can do pretty much everything myself. I love to travel and do short weekend trips or longer trips to places which have dialysis centers. Goa in India is a personal favorite. It is a great holiday destination and has two very good dialysis centers.

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