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THE BEAUTIFUL GOLDEN RING OF LIFE By Dr. Lakshmikanth, Surgical Gastroenterologist, STAR Hospitals

by The Welthi Bureau, September 7th, 2020

the beautiful golden ring of life by dr. lakshmikanth, surgical gastroenterologist, star hospitals
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It is those tough times and critical moments where we get to unveil and cherish our inner self. These are the intricate feelings to treasure about. One fine day, while I was performing my daily routine, I got to meet a new patient or a new friend to put it in a better way, who was in dire need of medical help. She was a very old woman of around 80 years presented with abdominal pain and vomiting. She came in a wheel chair and with much difficulty we made her lie down on the couch. She had a large swelling in her lower abdomen which was tender and painful. She was evaluated and was found to have a large incisional hernia with an abdominal narrow defect. She was advised surgery for the same. Her attenders very well-educated, who were very concerned about the pain and the surgery. We explained them about the need for the surgery.

 

As the preparation began, the Cardiologist said, she is not a fit candidate for surgery as her heart is weak with ejection fraction of 25 %. She was in pain and the swelling was not reducible, risk was explained to the family and was taken up for the procedure. Myself and the anesthesia team explained about the emergency need for surgery and why it cannot be delayed. Finally our team decided to do it under regional block with sedation. I successfully performed the surgery and she was surprised to see that the pain was gone. She was discharged on the fourth post operation day and she was advised to come after 5 days. She was a nice woman who was happy to come and was happy that she has suffered with for a long time and why she could not come earlier.

 

Final dressing was done and I said to her she need not come anymore as the wound has healed completely. She suddenly took out a gold ring from her finger and asked me to take it. I was suddenly taken back and told her that it’s ok and it’s not necessary to do this. Her daughter who was standing by her side, said she couldn’t believe that her mother could survive this phase. She waved her head and said to me to take the ring as a token of gratitude. It’s her affection and there’s nothing wrong in it. I had tears of joy in my eyes but I did not want to cry. I gave a nice hug to my granny patient and asked her to place her ring back in her finger. I told her that she has already given me more gold by her actions than the ring. I made her sit in the wheel chair and gave her a send off with a happy feeling of joy and abundant pride in my heavy heart.        

 

Her smile and happiness is one of the best compliments I have ever received. I would cherish this moment forever in my life.

 

For further details contact- 040 4477 7777, 9100 911 911

 

Book Appointment: Dr. Lakshmikanth, Surgical Gastroenterologist, STAR Hospitals, Hyderabad  


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