Farhana Anjum's Story
Farhana Anjum, a 44-year-old resident of Karachi, has endured four months of debilitating upper abdominal pain that has significantly impacted her daily life. Seeking relief, she initially visited a local clinic, hoping for a solution to her pain. However, the prescribed painkillers only provided temporary respite without addressing the underlying cause. Concerned and determined to find answers, Farhana sought a second opinion and underwent a series of diagnostic tests at another hospital. The results revealed that she was suffering from gallstones, a condition known as cholelithiasis. The recommended course of action was a laparoscopic cholecystectomy, a surgical procedure to remove the gallbladder.
The constant pain and discomfort not only made it challenging for Farhana to carry out household chores but also hindered her ability to care for her children. Adding to her worries, her husband’s income was insufficient to cover the expenses associated with the necessary surgery. In this difficult time, Farhana’s hope for a solution seemed distant. However, Transparent Hands registered her case and pledged to offer her the best possible treatment.
With the support of generous donors who rallied behind her cause, Farhana was admitted to Murshid Hospital, Karachi. Under the skilled hands of Dr. Atta Ullah, the laparoscopic cholecystectomy was performed successfully on the 21st of November 2023. The surgery marked a turning point in Farhana’s journey toward freedom from the agonizing gallstone pain.
Following the procedure, Farhana received attentive care and monitoring at Murshid Hospital. After one day, she was discharged from the hospital, her condition showing signs of improvement.
The support she received not only enabled her to undergo the much-needed surgery but also offered her renewed hope for a future free from pain and discomfort. With profound gratitude, Farhana expresses her heartfelt appreciation to Transparent Hands and the compassionate donors who made her journey to recovery possible.