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Success! Myint from Burma raised $1,500 to fund a hysterectomy.

Myint
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Myint's treatment was fully funded on September 21, 2020.

Photo of Myint post-operation

May 21, 2020

Myint underwent a hysterectomy.

After surgery, Myint feels much better and is no longer afraid to go outside. She shared that there is no more unusual bleeding, even when traveling long distances on a bumpy road.

“I am very thankful to all the donors who helped me with my treatment. Before surgery, to be honest I felt I was as good as dead. I figured it was only a matter of time before the excessive bleeding killed me. Without your help there is no way I could have afforded the cost for my treatment. I am so happy now its hard to describe how I feel. I can finally say I have hope in my future,” Myint said.

“After I recover fully from surgery I want to continue working as a nursery school teacher and earn extra money for my family by making and selling Moh Hin Kar (Burmese noodles) on the weekend,” said Myint.

After surgery, Myint feels much better and is no longer afraid to go outside. She shared that there is no more unusual bleeding, even when t...

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January 30, 2020

Myint is a nursery school teacher from Burma. She lives with her husband, son, and daughter in Burma. Her husband is a homemaker while her children go to school. Myint also cooks Burmese Moh Hin Kar, a type of fish soup, during the weekend, to earn extra money.

Since June 2018, Myint has been experiencing abnormal bleeding on a weekly basis and she can feel a mass in her lower abdomen. She used to experience very bad cramps, but since she received oral medication from Mae Sot Hospital she no longer has cramps. She has been diagnosed with a uterine mass. She has been advised to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy, the surgical removal of her uterus and cervix. If left untreated, Myint’s symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future.

Fortunately, Myint is scheduled to undergo her hysterectomy on January 31st. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Once recovered, she will no longer experience abnormal bleeding and discomfort.

“Once I recover fully, I would like to continue to work as a nursery school teacher and earn money from making and selling Moh Hin Kar,” said Myint.

Myint is a nursery school teacher from Burma. She lives with her husband, son, and daughter in Burma. Her husband is a homemaker while her c...

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Myint's Timeline

  • January 30, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Myint was submitted by Bridgitte Agocs at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • January 31, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Myint received treatment at Mae Sot General Hospital. 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.

  • February 02, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Myint's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 21, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Myint's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 21, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Myint's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 27 donors

Funded by 27 donors

Treatment
Total Abdominal Hysterectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $3,416 for Myint's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,916 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$2,216
Medical Staff
$493
Medication
$67
Supplies
$87
Labs
$22
Radiology
$8
Other
$523
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Patients may experience a sensation of heaviness in the pelvis, tissue protrusion from a sensitive area, urinary and bowel dysfunction, and lower back pain.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Patients may experience intermittent pain in the abdomen and spotting. If the pain becomes debilitating and chronic, patients may be unable to participate in daily life. It may be difficult for women to care for their families, complete household tasks, and work.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Because of the sensitive nature of gynecological conditions, patients may delay seeking care. Many patients do not have the means to travel or pay for surgery or are not able to take time away from their family and work to seek treatment.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

The patient undergoes blood testing and an ultrasound scan to confirm the diagnosis. If the patient does not have any other medical conditions, surgery can be performed quickly. If the patient has another health condition, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, its symptoms must be managed before surgery. A patient usually spends about 4-5 days in the hospital.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

This treatment can completely change a patient’s life. After the surgery, the patient will see her condition and symptoms improve. Pain, fatigue, menstruation abnormalities, and urinary dysfunction will be alleviated.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Side effects can include fever, infection, heavy bleeding during or after surgery, injury to the urinary tract or nearby organs, blood clots, problems related to anesthesia, and death.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Although this type of treatment is available in most of Burma, patients cannot access care because of the high cost of surgery.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There are not many alternatives, especially for women who are older. Doctors will suggest this treatment to reduce the chance of recurrence of masses/cysts/myoma. Some women opt to treat the symptoms with pain medicine or traditional medicine. Ultimately, however, mass removal or a hysterectomy are the only options to resolve the condition and improve the symptoms.

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