souvenir of Jaymes' cut diss :D
My son Jaymes has been living with pain and numbness in his legs for some time. He was sent to ER at Singapore General Hospital four times during the last quarter of 2011. Each time the doctors would prescribed him painkillers and sent him home.
He is serving his National Service (2 years of compulsory military service for young Singaporean men 18 and above) and the doctors thought he was faking his illness.
He was taking painkillers daily for 4 months until finally an MRI was ordered. Dr Guo Chang Ming (Senior Consultant, Spine Service, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Singapore General Hospital) immediately ordered a lumbar microdiscectomy surgery upon seeing the MRI results.
Jaymes was experiencing pain because the disc kept pressing on the affected nerve. He has been limping for the past few months. If untreated, he may become paralysis.
Dr Guo said it was one of the worse cases of slipped discs he has seen. The surgery aims to cut away the piece of the disc that bulges out and by using this new keyhole surgery, recovery will be faster.
Jaymes waking up groggy after more than 2 hours of surgery
Jaymes was operated on 4th January and is recovering well.
He is warded at Ward 76 and is actually enjoying his stay in a hospital! Several of the nurses at this ward are young, pretty and helpful. After 24 hours of fasting, Jaymes first request was a McDonald's fillet burger. And the sweet nurses helped him call for delivery. o_o
Seeing my son's quick recovery and the good service at SGH, my hubby wants to have his slipped disc surgery done too. -_-'"