Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan is still in pain. Within a week of undergoing two abdominal surgeries, the megastar is likely to go under the knife for his abdominal pain at the Seven Hills Hospital here, as he indicated that more doctors have been called for consultation over his condition, which he isn't ready to reveal.
According to sources, the surgery might take place Friday.
The 69-year-old was admitted to the seven-star facility for an abdominal surgery Saturday, but doctors ended up performing two operations, leaving him in a lot of pain. Due to his complaints of pain, doctors decided to keep the actor under observation, and his discharge was said to have been shifted from Monday to Friday or Saturday.
However, as the latest update indicates, his condition seems to be grave -- a fact cemented by Amitabh's blog post Thursday.
"The night started off with great apprehensions, what with the temperature of the fever going up - always a dangerous signal. But the mercury fell during the night, or in today's terminology the digital reading in these modern contraptions, showed improvement and by the morning there was a freshness and hope of repair," he posted late Thursday night.
"Soon afterwards though, the additional pain that has developed in the abdomen, apart from the surgical, kept doctors busy and going into a huddle. Whenever they do that, I always surmise there is something more than normal in the patient. Heavy dosages of even more antibiotics were pumped in, and to facilitate this operation they had to wheel me into the OT again to put a 'central line', through an incision on the neck.
"There are more doctors now being called in for consultation, for second opinion... hmmm... a lapse of some time, friends drop by inquiring after and then the doctors again... they do not differ in the analysis of the earlier doctors... so treatment remains, pain remains and I remain with you - my sincerest of wellwishers," Big B added.
This time, Big B chooses to keep his condition rather private, even as hospital authorities and his family are tightlipped.
"I refrain from giving greater details of my condition... in the west patient has the right to not disclose - even to family!! I realise anxious members of EF and TwFmXt need to know...whenever there is some important procedure, will inform," Big B tweeted Thursday.
Amitabh's recurring abdominal condition is a result of an injury on the sets of "Coolie" 30 years ago. It was nearly fatal. Since then, he has made several visits to hospitals for treatment.
After "Coolie" accident, he was reportedly attacked by the life-threatening disease Myasthenia Gravis, a neuromuscular ailment that causes muscle weakness.
In November 2005. Big B was back in the hospital -- first he was admitted to Escorts Hospital in the capital and later shifted to Mumbai's Leelavati Hospital with diverticulitis of the small intestine - when the walls of the large or small intestine tend to get weaker leading to an inflammation.
On Nov 30, 2005, he was operated on for the problem and he had to be in the hospital for two months.
Three years later, on his birthday, Oct 11, he complained of pain and was rushed to hospital. He was suspected to be suffering from incisional hernia, a recurring problem that has been troubling him since the near-fatal accident on the sets of "Coolie".