This feedback intends to draw a full picture, albeit truly realistic, of what I had gone through as a patient. The f…irst two paragraphs will give you the end-result of the treatment I was provided; the third will give you the brief account of the surgery day; the fourth will discuss what the convalescence entails, and final paragraph will comprise of humble recommendations to prospective patients.
Having exhausted all the alternative treatments, I ended up in Prof. Keskil’s clinic for my first appointment. Though very elaborative with the ailment and the treatment types, he did not try and convince me to a surgery; it was solely my decision as a patient to undertake the operation. With no red tape or weeks on end to await the results, such as MRI or blood tests, all of the procedures, which included the surgery and the three appointments, were completed within the span of 12 days with such a precision. That is the beauty of private healthcare; efficient and effective.
12 months post-op, all the symptoms I had had previously, e.g. sciatica, numbness and fatigue, oozed away which Prof Keskil carried out Endescopic Discectomy on L5-S1 (lumbar spine) and Annuloplasty on C4-5, C5-6 (cervical spine) for which I am immensely grateful.
I want to now take you back to the surgery day. To begin with, Prof Keskil, contrary to many consultants, is larger than life with his incredible modesty and empathy; an epitome of humanity. Not only did he visit me three times in the hospital: the first time was prior to the surgery, the next one just after the surgery and lastly the next morning to change the dressing, but also he was kind enough to have a follow-up session with me on Zoom due to the Covid-related travel restrictions. The surgery is usually is a day-long process which requires no overnight-stay, however owing to my personal circumstances, I was allowed to stay over a night in the hospital and taken care of by the fantastic nurses on duty that night. Now you might be wondering about the pain felt following the surgery; none, no pain, no throbbing, nothing. I even managed to get up and walk in the hospital corridor just a few hours after the operation. In fact, the first painkillers were administered 8 hours after the surgery.
With respect to the recuperation period, I complied with the suggestions of my neurosurgeon with chapter and verse. To put this into perspective; one month post op, I took a month-long physiotherapy; three months post op the pilates classes kicked off which I have been doing on regular basis since then; by the end of the 5th month, I was walking 3 miles a day. I then increased my walking pattern and managed to do an 8 mile trekking as of the 7th month for which I felt absolutely lush with zero pain. In other words, moderate but regular exercises are your friend in this crazy period.
That said, I have a few recommendations for patients considering this type of surgery aforementioned. Yes, the surgery was successful, yes the post op was of complication free, yes the Prof is always at arm’s length whenever you reach him, yet, the first 6 months were very tricky for me. Invasive treatment as it may be for human body notwithstanding micro, far from scare-mongering, there might be ups and downs and rollercoasters throughout the convalescence while your body is in the process of adapting to it, e.g., occasional numbness, sciatic pains and sitting-phobia for the discomfort it gives. I use the words “there might be”, because everyone’s coping mechanism is distinct and mine too was sui generis. All I say, do not despair; do not curse your body, and certainly do not blame your neurosurgeon for that. Rest assured; the Professor will have carried out an impeccable job with his 30 odd years of experience. Following a fortnight, I had to contact Prof Keskil to ask whether my body’s reaction was normal. In hindsight, I was only in the panicking-mode. Thus, the success of the surgery is one thing, the recuperation is quite another story; the latter is the one you personally need to get on top of, which might take months or just weeks depending on your body and on your resolution to stick to the clinical advice in relation to the post-op recovery. Because as pointed out earlier, every one of us is different.
Thanks very much indeed again.
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