Thursday, January 05, 2012

My Son's Lumbar Microdisectomy Surgery

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.  -_-'"

29 comments:

  1. Get well soon to your son. It's a good thing that they were able to finally discover what's causing the pain after four months.

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  2. Kesian Jaymes - he had to endure pain for months!

    Hope he recovers well and get better soon.

    Though I think he'll be sorry to leave the pretty nurses behind once he is OK to be discharged. hihi

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  3. Err... did the father's decision has anythinig to do with those young pretty nurses? ^-^

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  4. Grrrrr at docs for thinking your son faked his illness, good to hear his surgery went well and hope Jaymes recovers really soon, take care! :)

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  5. Oh nooooooooo!!(>.<)
    it must be stressful for you too.
    We are praying for early recovery!!
    please take care!!

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  6. Oh, poor boy, he must have suffered ! I hope he recovers soon and can dance again ! (maybe with one of the beautiful nurses ?)

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  7. Oh! Such torture to endure pain for months! Hope he is much better now! : )

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  8. I hope that you son has a speedy recovery and all is well.

    Wishing you a Happy New Year for you and your loved ones.

    Blessings, Catherine

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  9. MRIs - they have saved many lives, my own included!
    Glad he is recovering well!

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  10. Oh that's scary. But it is better to get it out of him. Hope he recovers from the surgery fast.

    Marms

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  11. Thanks goodness his problem was discovered early. Wish him speedy recovery. Oh McD fan haha.

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  12. It is good that they finally found the root cause and treated it once and for all. No more limping and painful legs. Speedy recovery Jaymes!

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  13. I'm glad that this went so well and I'm glad someone finally looked deeper into the situations. Pain pills are fine when needed, but if surgery is needed then that's what should be done.

    Have a terrific day. :)

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  14. I'm sorry that I didn't know about what Jaymes was going through. I'm glad to know that he is now recovering well. Thankfully that the doctor, Dr Guo, took the necessary actions in time.

    Wishing Jaymes healing and good health.

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  15. all the best to you and your family. here's to speedy recovery and resumption of daily living.

    happy new year.

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  16. Shame on those doctors who thought that Jaymes was making all of this up! So happy for him to finally get help.

    I hope that Jaymes will be fully recovered and not have any more problems with his back.

    Best wishes & hugs,
    Anna

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  17. Wishing your son speedy recovery! My son had back problems too, during NS almost the same thing happen, months of enduring till MRI was finally done. Good thing it wasn't as bad as your son and don't require surgery. Finally the officers accepted that it was a medical problem and not something he staged to escape training and he got down pes..

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  18. Wishing a speedy recovery for your son! I am glad the doctor finally decided to see what was the root cause instead of prescribing pain medication!

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  19. I am sorry to hear about your son. I hope he does well, and you wrote about his conditions better than anybody could. I wish you all my best and a happy new year!

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  20. I hope that Jaymes is soon fit and well again. It's a long time to experience bad pain!

    Get well soon Jaymes!

    I hope that your year improves and that you all manage to have a happy and healthy one.

    Take care. x

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  21. Do hope your son's recovery is continuing to go well. I've given you an award over at my blog, but please don't feel obliged to accept and respond unless you really want to.

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  22. So glad he is doing well! I myself went misdiagnosed from 2004 until 2007 and I had lymphoma. We know our bodies best and we have to let those doctors know when something is wrong. I am now a nurse (after I take the boards). I will always take good care of my patients and LISTEN to them most importantly :)

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  23. One life's experience and an excellent beginning. Wish him a full speedy recovery and wish all the best for your husband.

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  24. certainly hope that he has fully recovered now.

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  25. no updates for quite sometime here! i hope everything is okay.

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  26. I'm sorry to hear that he had to endure the pain for quite some time.

    Wishing him a quick recovery.

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