Nwe underwent cardiac surgery.
Compared to before her surgery, Nwe’s condition has completely improved. She no longer experiences fatigue and her heart palpitations are gone. Now she can walk longer distances without problems and she does not experience dizziness any longer. She can help her husband with cleaning and cooking, but he does not allow her to wash clothes because he feels manual washing will disrupt her surgical wound.
Nwe is thinking of continuing to work as a seamstress after she is fully recovered. She does not experience any of her previous symptoms and she is relieved that no new symptoms have emerged. She has some itching and a little bit of pain near her incision area, but the doctor told her that it was normal and that it would slowly disappear.
Nwe’s husband also gave an update after Nwe called him during the interview, saying he was overjoyed with the results and that he did not know how to express how happy he is. He would like to say thank you to each and every one of the people who helped his wife.
Nwe said, “I would like to thank the doctor and nurses who performed my surgery and looked after me so well. I would also like to thank BCMF and the Watsi donors for their help in supporting my treatment costs. Me and my husband would definitely be unable to afford it without their help. I would like to give my respect to all of you for helping me get well again. When I pray, I send my wishes and pray that all the work of the organization and donors becomes more successful in the future.”
Nwe’s husband said, “I am extremely happy to see my wife get better. I used to worry for her so much before her surgery but now I am relieved. We can’t thank you enough.”
Compared to before her surgery, Nwe’s condition has completely improved. She no longer experiences fatigue and her heart palpitations are go...
Nwe is a 36-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her family in Thingangkuun Township in Yangon Division. Nwe works as a seamstress at home while her husband works in a factory. In her free time, Nwe likes to play with her nephew who lives close by and also loves to watch movies at home.
Nwe was diagnosed with a heart condition that involves a malformation of the 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, Nwe experiences tiredness especially when she walks for longer periods of time. If she feels tired, she also experiences heart palpitations. Sometimes, she also suffers from dizziness.
Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund a mitral valve replacement for Nwe. The treatment is scheduled to take place on March 24th and, once completed, will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably.
Nwe shared, “I feel stressed about my condition. I am afraid to have surgery but there is no other option. I hope that after I have fully recovered from my surgery, I will be able to work as seamstress again.”
Nwe’s husband is also worried for her and he has had to take time off from work to accompany her to all her appointments. He said, “I get paid daily for my work and if I do not work regularly then I have less income. Before, we were able to save some money from our work but since my wife was diagnosed with a heart problem and started to see the doctor for tests and medications, we can no longer save any money.”
Nwe is a 36-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her family in Thingangkuun Township in Yangon Division. Nwe works as a seamstress at h...