Bariatric surgery is a lifestyle modification surgery and not a weight loss surgery. The biggest myth is that bariatric surgery will make you more beautiful or good looking. Infect it is tool which can make your soul beautiful.
You want to know how?
Just imagine living in a house which is full of garbage, blocked kitchen and leaking roof. Just imagine that leaking roof and garbage has blocked exit of your house and there is no electricity and no air to breath, what will happen to you? You will choke to death. This is what diseases like obesity and it’s complications like type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, sleep apnea, bilateral knee arthritis do to your soul in your body. These diseases destroy your liver (the kitchen making food or building proteins for your body) by making it fatty, destroy your kidney (the toilet of your house) and in turn prevent you from sleeping by repeated choking due to sleep apnea and hypertension and in turn destroying your heart (the electricity).
What do you think? Will you remain in that house for long?
The answer is a big NO. Same thing you are doing to your soul with all these diseases associated with obesity. You are sitting on living time bomb ready to explode any time.
People often ask me if bariatric surgery is safe and remind me of some unfortunate incidents that have happened after surgery and if surgery has some side effects.
I just tell them one thing that bariatric surgery will give them another shot at healthy living and all obesity related disease will be benefited, all unfortunate incidents happened not because of surgery but because the obesity time bomb exploded before any positive effects started.
I truly believe that bariatric surgery adds healthy quality years to your life, it may not make you more beautiful but it will definitely give your soul a beautiful and clean house to live in.
Pain, and for that matter life, is too non-linear for a single-strand narrative to render it accurately. Pain, and for that matter life, is a complex bio-psychosocial challenge with a high prevalence in our society, but which is often poorly understood and not very well managed. Managing pain well, in particular, continues to have a limited role in the overall schema of medical education. When compared with other specialties it is like Charlie Chaplin, the little tramp who lets the world walk over him. Yet, it is a specialty which is deeply rooted in humanities; which could introduce healthcare professionals to diverse perspectives; and which could lend itself to interprofessional collaboration and innovative education strategies. Managing pain well, despite the challenges and barriers, by remaining undaunted like the little tramp, invariably makes the world more human. Like one feels when the credits start rolling after a Chaplin movie.
The Essential Pain Management (EPM) programme for health sciences students was launched only a few weeks ago, but the faculty are already in great demand and have taken to teaching as fish to water. My guess is that when something is so simple, so greatly rewarded, and bears so many positive consequences, it’s a recipe for addiction. Addicted we were then, when the road show stopped at the prestigious Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad. The physiotherapy students, who trickled in post-lunch, participated with full aplomb in the interactive lectures, clinical scenario discussions and brainstorming sessions. They were interested in everything and always had something ingenious to say about the different facets of pain. There were discussions on ethics, reflective practice, philosophy and arts, and how it could be all put together to alleviate the pain of the sufferer. And, that a singularly biological approach of medications or injections or physiotherapy would not only be a futile one-size-fits-all treatment of pain, but also doesn’t ring true against the psychological and social variables which influence pain. We are thankful to the department of physiotherapy for providing the best possible conditions for us to teach, and for the students to learn.
Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha, after an unrelenting search, attains Nirvana by being at a necessary distance to take in all elements, which leads him to see the unity of the world. The unrelenting search in itself, he realised, was essential for achieving a harmonious relationship with the world. In this, the river plays an essential role in teaching him not only the physical and spiritual world but also time itself. And, the ferryman plays his part as a guide for both the river and the path to enlightenment. In our endeavour, the Traveling Pain School – by bringing in an understanding and coherence about the different ingredients of pain – has been the river. For the many Siddhartha’s (health sciences students) in search of pain knowledge and are open to guidance, the faculty has been the ferryman in whom they would find what they need. The ferryman points Siddhartha in the right direction, but the river – by dint of being the ideal union of polarities (read medical specialities) – is Siddhartha’s final instructor. Just like in Hesse’s novel, our ‘train-the-trainer’ programmes make sure that Siddhartha himself becomes a ferryman after he reaches enlightenment. And, in Siddhartha, only the ferrymen are able to help others find enlightenment.
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