Monday, June 29, 2009

My first surgery...THANKS IGMH....

It began in late 2004...I bleeded when I went to toilet...So I visited IGMH that year and met a surgeon...He gave medications and it stoped bleeding...


Again last Ramazaan in 2005 it began to bleed...This time I made an appointment with surgeon Dr.Shareef and he gave medications and used a probe which he inserted into my rectum and told me that I had second degree piles...The medications didn't have any effect...So he told me I had to do a surgery...He gave a series of laboratory tests to be done by me...HIV screening...blood prsessure...blood sugar...and other things...It all passed and I was declared fit at category A...I met an anaesthetic specialist who told me that I am in good health and said that he would give me a spinal injection and I do not require to take an X-Ray...The last doctor whom I met was Dr.Eshwaran whom I have been consulting regularly since 1996 after those stunts at NSS...


I was admitted at IGMH's surgical ward on the 21st and they started IV at 0730 morning...They wheeled me to the operation theater at about 0930...I was kept idle with IV in the operating ward for two hours...The staff wore all green outfits with polythene like green head coverings and was very professional and kind...The operation theater at IGMH itself was one whole detached ward...They all covered their heads and covered their noses as well...There was a beeping noise from one operation room and another beeping noise from the post and pre operating area...Opposite me was a friend of me whom I met at Riyan last year...


They all laughed when I knew my friend Shiyaa from Riyan...She was also to do a surgery...
The whole ward was very sterile and the nurses, paramedics were all professional and kind...Soon they covered me with same gear they all wore...

After two hours my doctor appeared from the operating room and came to me and asked me how I was...I said to Dr.Shareef that I am well...I was covered with a loose head covering which they all wore...Dr.Shareef read the attached file and the anesthetic specialist came and asked me whether I brought Lagretol which Dr.Eshwaran had suscribed to me for sometime...I told him that I don't know and that my dad is outside and he may have it...He told me thats ok and that he will give me a spinal...


After a few minutes they wheeled me inside the operating room and lifted me and placed me on the operating table...They removed my clothes and spread and lifted both my legs and placed both legs on a high leg stands...The anesthetic specialist lifted me by my back and I sat on the table...He told me kindly that he is now to give an injection to my spine and that I would feel that my legs going heavy...I felt the tip of the injection needle and then he applied a small dressing to stop the bleeding on my back...


Than I was laid down and the nurse kindly put a clip ( which had a long wire )on my index finger and told me that this is to check my heart beat...A beeping sound started and and the nurse ( who was a young girl and was the friend of Shiyaa above ) than placed ECG elctrodes on my chest...It was about 4 electrodes...A pressured pad was wraped on my right biceps and was linked to a machine which compressed and checked my blood pressure at regular intervals....

Dr.Shareef sat on a chair and faced my thongs...The anesthetician than asked me to lift my legs...I couldn't...It was very heavy...


They moved the large flat circular disc on the sealing with many round bulbs and it had dissipated an orange and bright light on my naked lower body .The operation started...I had a white covering in front of me so that I can't see anything from between my legs...I kept hearing about Dr.Shareef telling the nursesto hand him scissors and the surgery took only 15 minutes...I almost never felt anything...The nurse commented on how easy and quicker it was than they had anticipated...The nurse told me that the operation is over...


They removed the electrodes and lifted me and placed on a wheeled bed...The paramedics took me to the post and pre operation area...Soon Shiyaa was also brought from the theater...Her surgeon was the best surgeon in Maldives Dr.Solih...They had sofas and other recreation facilities on this area...I was listening to music and was delighted to hear a Fathey's song from Bodhaabas...


I was now shivering from the cold and they asked me about it and I nodded a yes...they covered me in thick wool blankets and had my index finger clipped and connected to another oscilloscope to check my heart beat rate...Also another blood pressure checking machine kept recording my blood pressure regularly...They kept me for another 45 minutes to see my stability and than I was moved to room no 46 where I will stay for the next 4 days...They removed the IV at about 0900 in the morning next day after Dr.Firudhoas and a team of other surgeons examined me...Dr.Firudhoas was the head of surgical department at IGMH...


My dad and mom had both been waiting outside the operation theater....


I healed well and was discharged on staurday 25th...The wounds were still raw with no dressings and healing well...Dr.Shareef told me that it was how they treat hemorrhoids ( piles )...


I want to thank my friends Majeed, Silachi, Lathy and Mustho who visited me there....And Allu, Shafeeu, Ikki, Issey and Sheyhenaaz who called to my phone and checked on me....THANKS DEAR LOVING ONES!!!! 

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