Kitovu Mobile’s Palliative care services reliving Lubega of prostate cancer pain,redeems lost hope
By Moses Muwulya,Communications Officer
With a smile,Paul Lubega welcomes Jacky Namulondo,the Kitovu Mobile Palliative Care Nurse, to his home in Kyanjovu,Buwunga Sub-county,Masaka District. Namulondo is on a home visit to Lubega,a palliative care client.She is following up on how the 65-year-old,who battles HIV and advanced prostate cancer is fairing.
Before he even greets her,Lubega first expresses his sincere appreciation to Kitovu Mobile for reliving him of the intense cancer pain that had taken toll on him before he was linked to Kitovu Mobile for palliative care services in 2017.
“I just can’t thank you enough! The morphine and the emotional support you give me through counselling has suppressed the physical and emotional pain that had taken toll on me,” Lubega notes as he points at the several oral morphine bottles placed on a small table adjacent to his bed.
Oral morphine is a drug that relives terminally ill patients of pain. His wife,Nasamula quickly attests to what her husband notes,saying : “Imagine he had developed bed sores and could not support himself. The pain was so intense! But all is no more. Indeed,we can not thank you enough,Kitovu Mobile”
Nasamula,Lubega’s wife and care taker.Nasamula,who was also roofed with emotional pain which doesn’t spare care takers when they see their loved ones in pain, says this development has given her relief from such pain. It further gives her room to engage in household chores like farming because in the past,she always feared living him alone in the house,with no one to comfort him.
“But I can now go for some hours and attend other things and find him busy reading his Bible,which he had hate,protesting over his Creator’s failure to take him and instead let him sink in pain” Nasamula happily shares as his spouse laughs at himself probably wondering why he had completely lost hope,yet God was soon answering my prayers through Kitovu Mobile “I always wished to die than living in pain. But with this steady improvement,I have changed minds and hope live more”