During my two-year-long treatment I faced many difficulties, I had mental and physical problems. Many times I wanted to give up but I knew it was my last chance, so I tried my very best to finish the course.
I still cough and have some complains but I know that little by little I’ll get through them. In general I feel very great and that ‘I crossed the bridge of the death’. I know that someday I’m going to die but not now.
Supposed to be on my 4 th year at University right now, most of my friends are going to be graduates this year and I’m not even close to that. Guess everything happens for a reason, but for this I don’t see any reason why it have to be so damn hard. But again I guess it’s those lessons that ‘life is not easy’ but really does it have to be this hard?? Mmhhh. Maybe it will be a happy new year, the day they say I’m actually cured from XDR (be it in June/July) for me that would be a HAPPY NEW YEAR.
Rape is a crime that affects many aspects of human life; it is a medical emergency, it is a psychological trauma and it has deep consequences on both family and societal level. It is of utmost importance that survivors of rape have access to immediate medical and psychological care, and also for the sake of preventing sexual violence altogether in a long-term perspective it is important that women’s rights in general are improved.
I’ve lost count with the negative sputum results I’ve been receiving lately. Things are looking rather promising; surely I’m close to the finishing line.
It is not an easy road ahead. The challenges are many. But […] I also know what is possible. If the will is there, if the effort and resources are put forth, lives will be saved. People will be treated and cured and will go on to live healthy and productive lives. If these diseases are no longer neglected, they will not be nearly as fatal.
I went to the public hospital, but they told me that they couldn’t treat me and I was sent to an MSF treatment center, where I received care.