"Right from when I was diagnosed, I stopped working. My condition had gotten so bad that I could not do anything that would stress my body. I could not lift heavy objects, physically strain myself in any way through manual labor or toiling out in the sun. Any job that supported me through my life, now turned into a trigger. I could not even lift and fill a pot of pickles."
Shabbir became dependent on his sons for his care. While his older son took over the pickle selling business. He drives a van to sell the products, and makes Rs. 400/day. The younger son completely dedicated himself to care for his ailing father.
15 days ago, Shabbir's condition took a turn for the worse. His sugar levels were abnormal, BP was off the charts, and he was unable to talk, eat, walk or even respond. His family rushed him to the city hospital upon local doctor's suggestion.
"Dr. Hamdulay immediately put me on a treatment plan. He said my body needs to gain back a little strength. I am quite weak at present. My heart health is very poor. The new medicines should normalize my BP to a certain level within 10 days. After this, I need a bypass surgery. He said we cannot delay as things will only get worse if I do not take care of it."
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