How to get prepared for a surgery

“You need a surgery”….. Perhaps it’s one of the most dreadful sentences we can encounter. Being unconscious and completely surrender to a group of strangers while they cut open our body and explore to get rid of the “bad” stuffs- this idea is not only frightening but also frustrating.But for the sake of our health, sometimes we have to go through this torment.I have been both a doctor and a patient. I have seen concern & fear in patients’ faces when they are getting ready for the surgery and

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A journey towards healing

[DISCLAIMER: Due to graphic content of the images viewer discretion is advised.]I stayed total 18 days in India. Following is the journal of my “expedition”.Day1- 27th January:My father and I started today for Calcutta, India leaving the rest of the family behind. It was a mere 35 minute flight from Dhaka to Calcutta.Day 2- 28th January:We took another flight from Calcutta to Chennai which lasted for 1 hour and 55 minutes. Despite the pain of my arm, I rather enjoyed the flight. Day 3- 29th

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So here it comes….

Pardon my long absence. My computer crashed and health was not good either.Well..... I am going to Chennai, India this week for the long awaited left cervical rib removal surgery . It's gonna take place in the 1st week of February. So fingers crossed!!I will post about all the pre and post operative details after I come back.Pray for my quick recovery!!Take care!

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How to manage chronic pain in 5 everyday steps

Let's kick pain, in the a** !!Okay, it's weird, I know. But this is how we can act when we are facing it E-V-E-R-Y-D-A-Y.Let’s get to the point. It’s easier to lecture about pain BUT tougher to experience it and the toughest tolerate it. I am not an expert in pain management but based on my studies and daily experiences, I am jotting down some useful facts about chronic pain.STRESS & PAIN-Pain causes mental stress AND stress makes the condition worse. It's ironic, given the fact that we

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Love to hate you!

I am always conscious about my hair. I read articles related to hair. I have tried various chemical stuffs to cure dry hair and smooth the curls. But these reluctant babies are hard to satisfy. They frizz and smoothen as they please… like they have minds of their own! Oh! How I envied my straight haired friends in school and college! I have spent so many hours straightening my hair… gradually frying and damaging those.Imagine my embarrassment when someone exclaimed...  “Argh! What’s wrong with

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TOS : How to cope with it everyday

I haven't ever considered about sharing my TOS problems with anyone else, outside my family. Because  I thought it would be my weakness to talk about these things. But I was so wrong! Neither is it “nagging” nor “weakness”. Rather it takes real strength to tolerate the pain and calmly talk about it. I came across some groups about cervical ribs and TOS in Facebook. I will attach the links below. These groups made me realize there are so many people out there suffering everyday and still

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Living with my 2 special friends

It took me 9 years to understand the difference between “being sick” and “feeling sick” and it would not have happened if I didn't have to live with 2 extra special ribs in my body. “Cervical rib or Neck rib” is a “special” abnormality in a human body….where one or two extra ribs are present in body. 0.2% people are born with this condition. In some people cervical ribs don’t cause any noticeable pain or discomfort. But sometimes they want to play games with our lives and cause “Thoracic

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