Greenford Stroke Victim Gets To The Party On Time

Surgeon performs life saving operation on Jaysukh Bulsara


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Surgeons helped a Greenford pensioner make it to his granddaughter's special party after he'd been hospitalised with a stroke.

Jaysukh Bulsara,73, used to play for the Ugandan national football team before moving to the UK in the 1970s.

After being admitted to the stroke unit at Northwick Park Hospital a scan revealed a blood clot in one of the major arteries in his neck.

His granddaughter Karishma Parmar had already cancelled her engagement party once before after a death in the bridegroom’s family and she was prepared to put it back again unless her beloved grandfather could attend.

“I wasn’t going to let a stroke stop me,” said Mr Bulsara who asked surgeons if there was anything they could do.

Vascular surgeon Nung Rudarakanchana agreed to perform the two-and-a-half hour procedure under local anaesthetic and Jaysukh was discharged the next morning in time for the party that afternoon.

Miss Rudarakanchana said: “We know that patients benefit from this operation if it is done as soon as possible following a stroke.

“We all met to discuss Mr Bulsara's case at Friday lunchtime and by that afternoon I had him in theatre. I think the patient was more concerned about letting his granddaughter down than the procedure and took it all in his stride, despite the fact that we had cut the side of his neck open to remove the clot.”

“Singing was off the agenda,” said the karoke fan, “but there were a few tears all round when I turned up with the wife. Karishma is our first granddaughter so I was determined to be there for her.”



November 19th 2019

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