Yin Yin underwent a CT scan.
Yin Yin returned to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) to receive her CT scan. Right after the procedure, she was relieved that the doctor told her that the CT scan had not indicated anything abnormal in her brain. She was told that her symptoms were caused by a type of headache which can be relieved by oral medication. Sometimes inadequate blood circulation could cause blurred vision and temporary memory loss. Furthermore, an imbalance or abnormal production of hormones produced by the glands on the neck could also cause her to have a headache, dizziness, and blurred vision. The doctor advised her to reduce stress in her life, gave her oral medication for a month to control her symptoms of memory loss, fatigue, and blurred vision, and advised her to take the medication regularly. Before she left, she received a follow-up appointment to come back and meet with the medical team.
When she returned for her follow-up appointment, Yin Yin received a blood test to check her hormone levels. Her test came back normal and the doctor gave her two months’ more worth of medication that would help keep her calm when stressed and would help her sleep well. She was told that because she no longer experienced her previous symptoms, she did not need any more of the medication the doctor had previously given her. She was also advised to come back to MSH if her previous symptoms returned.
After learning about her CT result, she feels like she has been freed from her worry. She said, “I worried that I might be suffering from a serious brain problem, but now, I can stop worrying about this. From now on, I will take care of myself in the way that the doctor told me and take my medication regularly. I want to thank all the Watsi donors and BCMF staff for helping me learn what is causing my symptoms.”
Yin Yin returned to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) to receive her CT scan. Right after the procedure, she was relieved that the doctor told her that...
Yin Yin is a 27-year-old woman from Thailand. She lives with with her husband, her sister-in-law, her sister-in-law’s husband, her niece and her niece’s two small boys. Her husband, who is the only one supporting her financially, works as a cleaner at a shopping mall. In her free time, she likes to read Burmese novels.
Three years ago, when Yin Yin worked as a cleaner in Bangkok, she felt tired, had no appetite, had memory loss and frequent urination. She was brought to a hospital where she was told she has a blood clot in the back of her head. She had it removed surgically, which her employer lent her money for. On December 6th and 8th, Yin Yin had two seizures. She and her husband sought treatment at Mae Tao Clinic, where she was admitted. She does not remember what happened but was given medication and told to come back if she felt unwell. On January 14th, however, she came back to the clinic, complaining of soreness in the back of her head where her first surgery took place. She also reported continued blurry vision, memory loss and fatigue. When the weather gets cold, she feels stiff and sore in her neck and hands. MTC thought she might have encephalitis but needed a CT scan to confirm her diagnosis. Unable to pay, MTC referred her to Watsi Partner Burma Children Medical Fund for assistance in accessing further treatment.
Doctors want Yin Yin to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose her condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan.
Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Yin Yin’s CT scan and care, scheduled for January 28th.
“It has been very difficult for me, but my husband gives me encouragement,” said Yin Yin.
Yin Yin is a 27-year-old woman from Thailand. She lives with with her husband, her sister-in-law, her sister-in-law’s husband, her niece and...