My name is Reina, and I am 55 years old. I am a single mother of two daughters, and I am also the caretaker of an eight-year-old girl who was abandoned.
23 years ago, I had a molar pregnancy. I was told that this diagnosis is similar to cancer, and is treated with chemotherapy. In September of this year, I experienced uterine bleeding and went to the Apopa Community Family Health Unit, where I was referred to a gynecologist.
During the examination, the gynecologist asked a lot of questions, performed an ultrasound, and requested urgent care from the National Hospital for Women. I was very concerned, but seeing the doctor’s dedication and determination gave me hope.
At the hospital, I received the attention and care that I needed. The doctors quickly located and removed a polyp from my uterus.
It is not common to receive the type of professional care in my area, which is medically underserved. I feel very blessed to have received a referral from the health unit. If it weren’t for them, and the doctors who cared for me, I would still be waiting for a doctor’s appointment, and my life would be at risk. They saved my life.