I’ve suffered from a prolapsed disc before. It is the mother of all pain. Even childbirth does not come close because a prolapsed disc usually means that the disc, once out of its place from between the vertebral column will usually head for the spinal cord and compress it. In my case, the disc became dessicated after prolapse and almost severed my spinal cord (the main “cable” and center of all sensation, linking the brain to organs and extremities which explains the insane pain).
Paralysis was imminent. The pain drove me up the wall.
There was no sleep or respite for days and weeks. Suicide was a real option until the prolapsed disc was removed by surgery and the spinal column propped up and stabilised with titanium screws and bars in a procedure called “posterior spinal instrumentation and fusion” (or something like that).
Even in the comfort of my home and in the company of my family, the suffering made me contemplate suicide. Imagine what is going through Uthayakumar‘s mind now with pain comparable to being continuously electrocuted in an electric chair (sic) via the spinal cord while being held in atrociously inhuman conditions created expressly to torture him mentally and physically.
The powers that be in UMNO and the whole Malay controlled government apparatchik had better ship the poor bugger out to hospital for treatment and/or surgery before he loses his mind and kills himself (or is killed). Then again, what’s another Indian “suicide” or “death” in detention, especially when it’s the egocentric and insecure Ketuanan at stake?
Sedition, my ass.
I’d like to see how Najib faces the international human rights community (or Amanpour again) if Uthayakumar’s condition deteriorates due to neglect and deliberate maltreatment.
Lim Guan Eng should for once put his opportunistic tendencies aside. If he’s really concerned about Uthayakumar, there’s no need to see him in ‘a humanitarian gesture’ (another Malaysian Firster PR exercise). He should instead go head on against Putrajaya on this – just like he did for Anwar and Teoh Beng Hock.
No prizes for guessing why the double standards when it comes to Uthayakumar.