The first photograph is of me scanning a patient prior to surgery on the operating table. She has large uterine fibroids and has never been able to conceive a baby and needs to have a myomectomy to remove the fibroids so that she can conceive. Her uterus can be felt nearly up to her xiphoid.
We made an incision from the top to the bottom of her abdomen and lifted her uterus up into our hands and rested it on her abdomen. After four hours of back breaking surgery, we had removed 38 fibroids weighing 5.2 pounds.
Thank you again to all of you who contributed for us to be here; for the ultrasound machine; for our expenses, and for all of the medical and surgical supplies that we brought with us. We could not be here and do what we do if it were not for your generosity and prayers.