Chinese Minister Shares Experience of Physiotherapy via Blogpost

Chinese Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan, who was discharged from the National Heart Centre on May 15 after undergoing a bypass surgery there, thanked all his well wishers for their good wishes via his blog.

He also wrote about the physiotherapy in the blogpost, adding that he is on a speedy recovery now and has been asked to avoid working on computer. He will get back to the internet from next week.

He shared that the CT scan of his heart triggered a series of check-ups, which confirmed the blockage in left main artery. When this portion of the heart encounters a blockage, a coronary artery bypass graft is to be conducted.

The operation is major and undertakes the splitting of the breast bones. He said that his CABG was carried off three weeks back at the National Heart Centre.

He added that the recovery requires a couple of months as the breast bones need to join back. The patient needs to protect himself from infections and exhaustion. Given these precautions, he said, he cannot visit much. He has been advised to stick to treadmill exercises.

"You have touched my heart intimately. Suffering, I am, through this trauma, but it has also been an enriching time, filled with love, friendship, human kindness and compassion," he wrote.