My name is Goodman Makanda, 32 yrs of age, living in South Africa outside of Cape Town (Khayelitsha.)
I contract TB in November 2013. It start as I vomit blood while I was coming from work. I consult private Dr but he didn't see anything wrong in me. He advice me to visit my nearest clinic for check up, is when I gave my sputum for a Lab and wait for results.
On the 15 November 2013 clinic call me for my results n told me that I am MDR-TB. They told me am gonna be on treatment for 2yrs n injection for 6 mnth. Iz when the drama n sorrow, lonliness, stress and a lot of questionz which no 1 will answer me.
Keep in mind iz my first time to have TB, I never have it before …Why now and I get MDR?.
While I was complaining more bad newz strike in my Dr phone me about XDR meaning from MDR to XDR. That was January 2014 meaning my treatment iz gonna change because am carrying a dangerous infection to community.
Please remember I was already suffering to swallow the treatment and taking injection everyday .
Keep your eyes open because another insert is coming of XDR treament like Bedaquiline, Linezolid .
Plz feel free to contact me in the comments below.