The good news or the best thing that has happened over the last month is that I have stopped vomiting. I was really starting to think that it was going to kill me. I also have put on a little bit of weight and it puts a smile on my face when people tell me that, but I must also say that I was very disappointed when the results for my culture came back positive. I do get a lot of emotional support from my family but financially we are struggling a lot and the government is not doing anything to help us. I wish that our government could at least help us with food parcels because after taking the drugs on an empty stomach I feel very sick and dizzy at the same time and I think that’s why a lot of patients end up stopping taking their drugs.
I really appreciate the help we get from MSF, the money we are given. The support groups they helped us form are very educational. I have learnt a lot from the support group on how to deal with my treatment and the side effects that come with it. If it weren’t for the support groups I don’t think that I would be able to cope with my condition, the support group was a brilliant idea, I am happiest when I attend the support group meeting but it scares me a lot when we loose one member, the thought of dying starts flooding my mind.
For this month I hope and pray that I produce at least my first negative culture results and for the future I hope to finish my treatment, meet the right guy, settle down and start a family like any other ordinary woman my age.