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Success! Lyamuleme from Uganda raised $215 for surgery to repair a hydrocele.

Lyamuleme
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Lyamuleme's treatment was fully funded on August 30, 2016.

Photo of Lyamuleme post-operation

October 17, 2016

Lyamuleme received successful hydrocele repair surgery.

Lyamuleme is no longer in pain and discomfort after surgery. After full recovery, he will be able to walk comfortably and will be able to do any work. He was discharged and sent home from the hospital.

“I am feeling better,” Lyamuleme shared. “After recovery I will be able to work in my gardens. I am excited that I will start feeling good and comfortable. Thank you very much. I was confused what to do and I was unable to raise money for my treatment. God bless you for me. Thank you for the good spirit.”

Lyamuleme is no longer in pain and discomfort after surgery. After full recovery, he will be able to walk comfortably and will be able to do...

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August 1, 2016

Lyamuleme is a 65-year-old husband and father who cultivates beans and groundnuts in Uganda. He sometimes works as a casual laborer to supplement his farm income.

One year ago, Lyamuleme developed a swelling in his scrotum that continues to increase in size. He experiences occasional pain and a great deal of discomfort because of the swelling. As result, he is unable to walk long distances, and he has to wear larger trousers.

Lyamuleme has a hydrocele, a sac of watery fluid around one or both testicles that causes swelling in the scrotum or groin. The fluid comes from the abdomen and travels along the same paths that the testes follow when they descend into the scrotum before or shortly after birth. Hydroceles can occur at any age, and their cause is generally unknown.

At the start of 2016, Lyamuleme visited a health center and was advised to have surgery. He could not afford to pay for the procedure, as the swelling and his advancing age prevent him from working as much as he used to. On the advice of his younger brother (who underwent surgery funded by Watsi earlier this year), he came to Holy Family Virika Hospital to seek assistance for his condition.

For $215, Lyamuleme will undergo a hydrocele repair to decrease the scrotal swelling. The surgeon will make a small incision in his scrotum to remove the sac of fluid and then use stitches to close the path between the scrotum and abdomen so that no more fluid can accumulate. Funding also covers the cost of a two-week hospital stay and medicine to prevent infection.

“I feel uncomfortable because of my condition,” shares Lyamuleme. “After surgery, I hope to [feel comfortable again] and to continue working to produce food.”

Lyamuleme is a 65-year-old husband and father who cultivates beans and groundnuts in Uganda. He sometimes works as a casual laborer to suppl...

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Lyamuleme's Timeline

  • August 1, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Lyamuleme was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • August 3, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lyamuleme received treatment at Holy Family Virika Hospital in Uganda. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • August 29, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lyamuleme's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 30, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lyamuleme's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 17, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Lyamuleme's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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