In 2001, I started to feel weak and irritable. After I started spitting blood I went to the hospital and was diagnosed with tuberculosis.
At the time there was a war on in the Republic and so I couldn’t receive adequate treatment. In 2002, I was able to travel to the city of Cheboksary where I underwent a full course of treatment and was declared cured and discharged six months later. When I was first diagnosed with tuberculosis I wasn’t worried because it was a curable disease.
I had a relapse in 2004. In 2006, I had another relapse and underwent treatment again and was in relatively good health for 5 years. But from 2011 on - I suffered more relapses.
When I was diagnosed with a form of tuberculosis that is hard to cure I was very worried, I was very upset. The doctors also found a lung cyst. I had suicidal thoughts and I even asked for an injection to end my suffering.
When I was put on this new drug regimen I gained hope that I could be cured. I became cheerful and I want to live. I know this treatment will help me and if I stop it, nothing will help me.
I’ve been sick for 15 years, I have no personal life. My goal is to get cured!