Rabia Bibi's Story
“I am a mother of three. I am the caretaker of a family, I have to run the house. I persevered in my condition for a whole year, without complaining. But lately, I have been in so much pain that I haven’t been able do work around the house. My husband is away from day till night, earning to keep us alive and fed. My two younger sons are too small to help. My eldest is doing her matriculation and she has tough exams coming up. I do not want my daughter to take time off from studying to help around the house.” Rabia Bibi
Rabia Bibi, 39 years old, is currently living with Cholelithiasis- a condition in which stones develop in the gallbladder. Gallstones cause rapidly intensifying abdominal pain and vomiting. She also has a small umbilical hernia that adds to her symptoms of pain and nausea. Her condition persisted for several months before she went to her local doctor for a checkup. After diagnosis, she was advised to get surgery- a Lap. Cholecystectomy and a hernia repair.
Rabia Bibi’s husband is a watchman at a government school and earns 16,000 PKR a month. This salary hardly manages to cover the food and utility bills as well as the school fees of their three children. The house they live in has been lent to them by Rabia’s parents-in-law. Not having the means to get the surgery, she hoped her symptoms would go away on their own.
“I kept praying that I would just get well on my own and it wouldn’t come to this”
Over the past four months, however, her symptoms have only worsened, to the point that she is unable to move around much because of bouts of pain. Rabia has put in a request to Transparent Hands for donations, so she can finally get her surgery and be free from her pain.
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Rabia Bibi's Story
Rabia Bibi, 40 years old, was suffering from upper abdominal pain and indigestion. She was diagnosed with symptomatic gallstones and was advised surgery for her condition. Her laparoscopic cholecystectomy was done on 07-02-20, at Abid Hospital, Mian Channu, by Dr Abdul Saeed Sajid . She remained admitted for 2 days and had smooth post-operative recovery. She was discharged in perfect health.