Are you reading this because you have a fistula? Well you are not alone!
I made this blog for a couple of important reasons:
First and foremost, I want to share my story in hopes to help other women who may be suffering with a fistula. I wanted a safe place where I can share my story and allow other women to comment or ask questions as they wish. Having a blog allows for that and will give us the ability to communicate effectively in one safe (hopefully) place.
Secondly, I really want to shed light on this dreadful issue at hand. RVF’s should be preventable. The problem is is that there are NO recognized statistics on how many American women actually have this condition. RVF and VVF are prominent in third-world countries, such as Africa, due to a depleted medical advancement in technology and most of all, the poverty which creates health inequality among women.
RVF’s should not be occurring in America in today’s medical advancement and by creating this blog, I hope to reach out to those who have the connections to make change to impel them to embark on the idea of educating the medical and public about this issue and help prevent this from continuing on, as it continues to devastate the lives of such a vulnerable and underestimated but distinctive and robust cluster of women.
With this blog, I plan to address this issue and place awareness to those who read. I want this issue to be recognized. RVF still exist in America and there needs to be awareness in order to address the issue!!!
There is so much to say… Please continue to inform yourself about RVF’s.. Knowledge is power!
If this is the first thing you have read on my blog, I suggest the next thing you should do is familiarize yourself with the condition I have. In the categories section “Important Links to information on RVF’s”, I have placed links that will guide you to a few informational videos and a movie, and some excellent sources. I will also have a category called “What is a RVF” which will have information that I retracted from online sources (cited of course) and also information I have become familiar with while doing my own research.
Sarah Kramer (formerly Benjamin)