Balqees Begum's Story
Balqees Begum, 58 years old, underwent a hysterectomy surgery back in 2006. Shortly after the surgery, she was diagnosed with a paraumbilical hernia. Since it was painless for several years, Balqees Begum did not seek a doctor’s advice for it. For the past two years, however, she has been suffering from adverse symptoms like pain and swelling in the umbilical area as well as vomiting. When she finally consulted a doctor, he advised her to have a mesh hernioplasty surgery for relief.
Balqees Begum has been turned away from every medical facility she has visited for her surgery. Private hospitals are willing to perform her surgery but at a huge cost that Balqees Begum and her family cannot meet. She, her husband and her daughter all depend on the income of her eldest son, who earns 25,000 PKR/month working as a laborer.
“I have to strictly monitor all household expenses because we can only afford a very frugal lifestyle. I have been delaying my surgery for so long for this very reason.” – Balqees Begum
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Balqees Begum's Story
Balqees Begum, 58 years of age, was suffering from periumbilical hernia for the last two years. She was advised a mesh hernioplasty - a type of hernia repair surgery where a mesh patch is sewn over the weakened region of tissue. Her surgery was done on 24-09-2020 by Dr. Ahmad Fawad at Lahore Care Hospital. She remained admitted in the hospital for three days after her surgery and was later discharged in good health, resuming her normal way of living.