Win underwent a heart valve replacement.
Since her surgery, Win’s condition has improved significantly. She no longer experiences fatigue and her chest pain is gone, as are her headaches and her difficulty breathing. All of her old symptoms have gone, which makes her feel like she is finally becoming normal again, just like before she got sick.
Win still has some pain in the area of her surgical wound, but the doctor told her that it was normal and that it would go away slowly. She can sleep well at night and her appetite has slowly returned. She can also start doing some household chores like cleaning and washing clothes, but her son does not allow her to do much as he worries that she will over-exert herself.
The successful treatment outcome has brought a huge benefit to Win’s family. Her son and husband are happy that Win can walk longer distances without getting tired and they said that they are very grateful for the treatment that Win has received.
Win is also happy that she can spend more time with her family. In the future, she looks forward to taking care of the household chores. Now, her husband and her son do not need to accompany her anymore for repeated hospital visits, allowing them to return to work.
Her son said, “We would never be able to afford paying for my mother’s treatment cost without the help of donors. Before, we felt very stressed to see that she was ill and tired. It was very difficult for her to breath. Now, our family is so relieved we can be happy together again.”
Win told us, “I will never forget the help that I received and I would like to say thank you to everyone who was involved in my treatment.”
Since her surgery, Win’s condition has improved significantly. She no longer experiences fatigue and her chest pain is gone, as are her head...
Win is a 49-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her husband and four sons. Two of her sons are distant learners at university while her husband and two other sons work as masons. However, her husband had to stop working to look after the housework when she was no longer able to do so.
Win was diagnosed with a heart condition that involves a malformation of her mitral valve, the valve between the left atrium and left ventricle. This valve controls the flow of blood, but certain conditions may cause blood to flow backward or the valve to narrow. Currently, Win feels tired, has no appetite, cannot sleep well nor walk longer distances. She also has a headache, chest pains, and tingling and numbness in her extremities.
Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund a mitral valve replacement for Win. The treatment is scheduled to take place on March 11th and, once completed, will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably.
Win said, “When I recover from my illness, I will go back to doing the housework so that my husband can also go back to work.’’
Win is a 49-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her husband and four sons. Two of her sons are distant learners at university while he...