Shehla Nargis's Story
Shehla Nargis is a 38-year-old female, who suffers from a condition called a para-umbilical hernia. Mother of four, Shehla was diagnosed with hernia almost two years ago. The abdominal pain that she suffered from was managed by medication. But then, the medicines started losing their effect. And that is when Shehla made another visit to her doctor, who recommended getting a mesh-repair soon.
But wait. That is not the complete picture. There are plenty of things that need to be discussed briefly. First, what exactly is a para-umbilical hernia? A paraumbilical hernia is a hole in the layers of the abdominal wall in the midline with a close approximation to the umbilicus. If the hole is large enough there can be protrusion of the abdominal contents. Now, as for the mesh repairs, well, in this surgical procedure, a tissue scaffold is placed which blocks the protrusion. But the procedure is a costly one, especially for the likes of Shehla Nargis. Shehla’s husband is a daily wager. The maximum that he brings home on a good day is 500 PKR. While the family does own a 4-marla house, it is not roomy enough for a six-membered family. The overall picture is quite a gloomy one, something that Shehla agrees with as well:
“We make ends meet with great difficulty, but we don’t complain as a family. But I am not sure if we have enough in our resource pool to pay for my mesh repair. This is why I have been reaching out to organizations like Transparent Hands for any assistance that they can offer”
We report it gladly that Shehla’s efforts have been fruitful. Transparent Hands has taken up her case and the NGO is fully committed to the task of her mesh repair surgery. But without your help, it is almost going to be impossible. Which is why we are going to ask you a one-line favor. DONATE FOR SHEHLA NARGIS’S MESH REPAIR NOW!
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Shehla Nargis's Story
Shehla Nargis, 38 years old, was diagnosed with para-umbilical hernia and was advised a mesh repair for it. For this purpose, she was admitted in Bakhtawar Amin Memorial hospital and the surgery was performed by Dr. Shabbir Ahmed on 17.11.2020. Shehla’s mesh hernioplasty was done. She stayed in the hospital for three days and was discharged in a stable condition. She is on her way to a complete recovery.