I arrived here at Apollo Hospital on 6th June 2011 coming from Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania after being offered a referral letter due to severe pains of both thigh muscles particularly muscle of lateralis vastus and medialis also moderate pains of the waist.
In Tanzania I was treated at Muhimbili Ortopaedic Institute (MOI) Dar Es Salaam and Muazim moja hospital in Zanzibar Islands by different doctors being neurosurgeons, neurophysicians, orthopaedic surgeon, physiotherapists and pharmacologist but the condition did not improve.
A diagnosis reached by the consultants is L4/5, L5/S1 disc prolapse associated with L5/S1 spondylolisthesis which on functional x-rays demonstrated significant instability. Therefore, Professor Joseph Kahamba, consultant and head of Neurosurgery decided to refer me for evaluation and L5/S1 stabilization.
Here at Apollo Hospital I was received by Dr. Rajendra Prasad who in first place attended me at the OPD and later admitted me, various investigations were immediately carried that is CT scan, MRI, chest x-ray, ECG, echocardiography, angiography, blood tests, urinalysis, HIV test and others. Results are attached in my files nod 3404 initially and now 2424.
Results of MRI, CT scan and x-rays were the initial to be released where by Dr. Prasad who is responsible to that decided to perform major surgery at the anterior and posterior of lumbar sacral regions. He came to my ward and explained to me his decision. That was a joyous information to me because he touched the expected decision of my former consultants.