June 11, 2015
Meet Khin, a 38-year old wife and mother of three children. While initially from Burma, Khin currently resides in Thailand where she sews sports clothing at a local factory to support her family. Recently, Khin has experienced increasing pain in her abdomen due to a uterine myoma.
Since last February, Khin has experienced discomfort due to her condition. According to our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP), “Her abdomen is swollen, and she also has sharp pain in her lower abdomen. Sometimes the pain is so bad she cannot even stand.” Her symptoms have ultimately brought Khin to stop working her job at the factory.
A uterine myoma is a benign tumor that develops within the uterus. Myomas can multiply and grow if left untreated, leading to increased pressure on the surrounding internal organs. In cases such as Khin’s, the tumors can grow large enough to inflict nerve damage, contributing towards back leg pain.
With $1500, Khin will receive a total abdominal hysterectomy to remove her uterus and cervix. This treatment will ensure that the myoma cannot redevelop later on, allowing Khin to resume her everyday activities without pain.
After recovery, BBP informs us that Khin is already looking ahead to new opportunities. “Khin wants to have her own shop where she can sell Burmese noodles and curry,” BBP adds.
Meet Khin, a 38-year old wife and mother of three children. While initially from Burma, Khin currently resides in Thailand where she sews sp...
July 8, 2015
Khin Shwe received surgery to treat a uterine myoma.
Khin Shwe’s total abdominal hysterectomy was successful, as doctors removed her uterus and cervix to ensure that the myoma would not resurface in the future.
Now that her surgery is complete, Khin Shwe is happy to work, eat and sleep without experiencing pain. Although she came down with a cough after treatment which caused pain in the area of her incision, she has been otherwise pain-free.
Our medical partner, Burma Border Projects, reports, “Her stitches have already been removed as well and she is now healing well. She no longer experiences a swollen abdomen and is able to pass urine without any problems. She is now looking forward to returning to her work in the factory.”
“I want to say thank you to all the donors and staff for helping me find treatment,” Khin Shwe shares. “Now I can return to my family and work in the factory again. In the future I dream of having my own shop where I can sell Burmese noodles and curry. I plan to start selling home-cooked food to the factory workers to bring in some extra income.”
Khin Shwe's total abdominal hysterectomy was successful, as doctors removed her uterus and cervix to ensure that the myoma would not resurfa...