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Lucky after surgery. Acid Survivors Foundation center, Dhaka, Bangladesh-2009
Lucky, two days after surgery, resting in a bedroom at the Acid Survivors Foundation hospital. She says : ""I am in a lot of pain. My face, my eyes, and my arm where the skin was taken. But I hope to recover just like before, before I had acid thrown on me. I am looking forward to that. I am in a hurry to get back home as well. I don't want to lose my job at the garment factory.".Doctor Imtiaz, who has been working at Acid Survivors Foundation since the beginning, explains : "When surgery is done everyone think we have made changes in their life. But it is only the beginning of their suffering. Not the end. They have to relocate themselves into society, and society is not accepting of them. They might lose their job, their social value as a person. As a disfigured person you can not express your views over there. This is the social context. If the disability from the burns injury is so bad they may not be able to do work, and so economically they become a burden to their family"..Dhaka, Bangladesh - 2009