Hello! Happy World Hemophilia Day!
I was diagnosed at the age of 6 months after the bleeding didn’t stop after circumcision and doctors figured out that something was wrong with the coagulation cascade and it turned out they were correct! I was missing Factor VIII – completely – it just wasn’t there. Less than 1% as they call it.
Since then it has been a roller coaster ride. I have multiple cystic lesions with three major surgeries including one in which DHS was implanted after a pathological fracture of Hip – well that was a decade ago. Time flies!
More importantly, it is because of Hemophilia that I have been able to meet some of the most caring, loving and smart doctors in our part of the world. I was lucky enough to serve at the NMO of my country and was able to interact with the brilliant team which works day and night at WFH to make impact in the lives of PwBD around the world and they do make a huge difference.
I have myself seen closely for three years how the WFH Humanitarian Aid Program has changed the quality of treatment for PwBD in Pakistan. There are patients who have been saved from a life long deformity and they might never hear about these complications of cystic lesions because of the support we have had from WFH. Is everything perfect? No, but it is definitely better for a lot many patients especially those registered with the HFP and for that we as a patient community are eternally grateful to all those at WFH! You guys are the real heroes!
It’s been a journey that has shaped my worldview and through social media platforms and WFH events, I have connected with enough people of bleeding disorder community that I rarely feel alone and that is extremely important because in a globalized world like ours nobody should suffer alone. Just a few words from a fellow bleeder sometimes go a long way in consoling a person when he is going through the worst.
Today is the day when all the community should come together and hold each other to ensure that nobody has to suffer alone. A society is known by how it treats those who are most vulnerable within it.
In my interactions with PwBD over the last several years I have found stories of hope, pain, courage, anguish and at times even frustration, but no matter how dire the situation I have never met a PwBD who is ready to give up and that makes them undefeated!
P.S: This is me visiting a famous Gurdwara in Pakistan! Yes we have them here and they are well protected so it’s time for all you fellow bleeders to come visit and we will show you around! 😀
Meeting patients and families, hearing the numerous stories as if we were sitting around a kitchen table so many moments of inspiration, strong determination and conviction in knowing that proper care and treatment is essential to have a good quality of life. Outreach allows the community to connect and blossom. Whether it is hemophilia, VWD or another bleeding disorder, connection is what brings change on the local and global level. Onwards!!!
Every day – the world over – Kedrion stands by those affected by hemophilia and other coagulation disorders, also by supporting global and local initiatives aimed at increasing awareness of these conditions and access to their treatment. This World Hemophilia Day, a Kedrion delegation is in Antalya, Turkey, where the company works with Turkish medical and patient communities to improve access to plasma-derived therapies.
The voluneer team from the Nicaraguan Hemophilia Association are stronger than ever, working together to improve the opportunities in health for People with Hemophilia. From Central America we send the best wishes and invite you to don’t give up in this fight.
El equipo de voluntarios de la Asociación Nicaragüense de Hemofilia se encuentra más unido que nunca, trabajando por mejorar las oportunidades en salud de las Personas con Hemofilia. Desde Centroamérica enviamos los mejores deseos y les invitamos a no decaer en esta gran lucha.
Hi,my name is Edwin,I am 9 years old. I have hemophilia A. My right ankle often hurts, but I swim for 8 hours a week. I hope my right foot will recover as soon as possible.
I am in the Accounting & Finance department at the WFH. For many people numbers may seem boring and dull, but I know that behind those numbers there are hope and help for many people all around the world. I am proud to be part of this world.
It was a mid year 2014 first I need a surgery for gallbladder stone removal through leporoscopy. The operation was successful but internal bleeding can’t stop, my physicians all are serprised cause they can’t found any cause for bleeding. After 15 days from Chattogram to Dhaka I need to shift better treatment.Those 15 days I am also in hospital bed loose lots of bloods. Meanwhile physician in Chattogram done another surgery which called laperoctomy.
But they can’t stop bleeding.
In Dhaka physician again open my abdomen and send blood sample in India. I need to pass 45 days in an expensive hospital in Dhaka around 45 days. My family needs to seal lots of assets for my treatment. At last the report came from India that I have Hemophilia B.
Those two months turn my life in a big U turn along with my family.
Due to several time surgery I need to again lay in operation bed for repairing harnia surgery in Cheannai,India year 2018. Those operation I need to take Factor IX which was so expensive. I lost more than four years but learn what Hemophilia is how to manage it and learn the great truth that “Life is not beautiful, it’s so color full “
I’m 30 years old and I was diagnosted with Von Willebrand Disease in 2014.
Being in pain is a small part as its temporary. And you become accommodating towards it. The damaged caused by bleeds in the joint that makes life hard. It come along with it’s own bag of goodies arthritis, osteoporosis, tendonitis etc. I was lucky enough to end up in Auckland NZ where treatment was available and support from the nurses and doctors. But the biggest change happened when I met my physiotherapist for the first time at greenlane hospital. By physical exercise and strengthening muscles around joints special in the targeted joints I have managed to gain more movements and
extension along with reducing pain and inflammation. And with proper diet reducing risk of heart disease and diabetes. I go to gym 4 to 5 times ago. I chose to not all have to the excercises are simple. And to regular excercises eg cardio weight resistance etc. I use to worry about people making fun of me or laughing watching me lift no heavy weights. But I over came that quickly. Because when we are in pain no one is gona share it for you. So no need to worry about others while trying to make ur self stronger.
I’m willing to help out anyone who needs support or guidance in getting into training. Oh btw I have servere hemophilia A.
Pessoalmente não tenho muito que comemorar nesta data, pensando em ter uma qualidade de vida resolvi fazer uma prótese no joelho, desde então tenho dores vinte e quatro horas e dificuldade de locomoção, isso já faz quatro anos.
Por causa da locomoção esta semana sofri uma queda que me afastou das minhas atividades. Mas em relação ao tratamento de profilaxia temos sim que comemorar e com os novos medicamente de longa duração ( só precisa ter vontade politica para todos ser beneficiados).
Sekarang kaki muhammad afiq qushairy msih blum boleh berdiri dengan tegak..saya masih memberi sokongan terapi untuk muhammad afiq qushairy..semoga dia cepat sihat dan kembali berjalan seperti dahulu
Soy cuidador de pacientes con Hemofilia, siempre me encuentro a tentó a las necesidades de cada uno de mis pacientes. No tienen eventos ya que cuentan con una excelente atención y su profilaxis..