Monday, 24 May 2010

VVF screening today!

We are screening about 70 women today to fill the first four weeks of VVF surgery. Most of them have been referred by Doctors in the North of Togo. Some of these women are after previous failed attempts at having their fistula repaired. Today I have met some of the women who actually don't have a fistula who therefore can not be helped by surgery. I hope that they understood our instruction (through two translators) about pelvic floor exercises and that they will give them a try to see if they will help with stress incontinence problems. Once everyone is screened the VVF team will decide which women we will be able to help and schedule surgery - the first women will have surgery tomorrow! Please be praying for the next 6 weeks of surgery and the women recovering beyond that!

No comments: