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#70 How Sarah's stomach ache almost took her life.

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Sarah Ward, a busy working mother, was not feeling great and had increasingly bad stomach pains, but kept putting off getting medical advice as she considered she had just overeaten rich food and needed a lie down and time to recover. She didn't want to use the limited health resources in her remote community, feeling they were needed for other people who were actually unwell -- but not realising she had a ruptured appendix and infection was spreading throughout her body. When this was discovered there was an emergency dash to get Sarah to Cairns for surgery and prevent her from losing her life.

There is a morale to this story for all mothers out there -- look after yourselves.  Don't put off getting medical advice when things aren't right. You can't look after those you love if you are unwell, or are not around anymore. :)


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