Abeba Mengste, a 30-year-old woman from Waghmra Woreda in Gonder Zone, arrived at the Gonder Fistula Center because she was unable to control her urine after giving birth to a stillborn child at the age of 29 by Cesarean section. Abeba has two children’s and the deliveries were uncomplicated.
During her last pregnancy she had regular antenatal check at the nearby Health Centre. The pregnancy was uneventful and labor started spontaneously at term. Abeba stayed in labor for 2 days at home, then taken to the nearest Hospital. By the time she arrived to the Hospital the fetus was dead and she gave birth to still born baby by caesarean section. Unfortunately, Abeba’s problem didn’t end up here, on her third post-operative day she started to leak urine. Initially she taught the urine leakage will stop spontaneously by itself and was trying to hide her problem. The bad smell of coming from her urine socked dirty close indicate that she has some problem. She was discharged from the Hospital and told to go Gondar Fistula center after 3 months. Her husband told her to go to her parent’s home until she gets better. Her parents built her small shelter outside their home because they can’t tolerate the smell of the urine.
Ababa was not able to go to Gondar Fistula Centre after 3 months. She went to the Centre after one year when she got enough money for transportation and found someone to look after her children. After admission at Gondar Fistula Centre, she underwent surgery and her surgery was successful. After 2 weeks of post operated period the catheter was removed and Abeba was able to control her urine again.
During her stay Abeba was always talking about her children and she was very eager to go home and see them. After one month of stay at Gonder Fistula Center, she discharged from center cured. when she left the Centre, she kissed the hands of all admitted fistula patients and expressed her good wish to all of them to have successful operation and be cured.