Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong said on Monday (Nov 24) he is “recovering well” from his surgery for prostate cancer.
In a Facebook post, he thanked well-wishers for their concern, saying that their messages encouraged and cheered him up.
“Only discomfort is I have not ‘broken wind’ yet and hence not allowed food or fluids other than small sips of water. This is to prevent vomiting and potential choking caused by the residual effect of GA (general anaesthesia),” he wrote.
“The doctors and nurses are wonderful. For the next few days I will have to wear a urine bag but that is a minor inconvenience compared with the knowledge that the cancerous prostate has been removed. Thanks, once again.”
Last Saturday, Mr Goh’s office issued a statement saying that he had undergone a successful surgery for prostate cancer.
His doctor, Dr Sim Hong Gee, a senior consultant urologist in Gleneagles Hospital and visiting consultant at Singapore General Hospital (SGH), said Mr Goh is expected to make a full recovery as the cancer was localised and detected early.