The only thing delaying me going back to school is the treatment. And then, what in fact I’m praying God to give me after this treatment, going back to school will give me an idea of what to do. I’m willing to do anything.
Working is difficult now because I see that it can interrupt the treatment. Because, like me, I’ve done agriculture and I’m supposed to go back to my fields. But sometimes I might get sick and have to go back to the hospital on the motorcycle. So I’m patient at home because I don’t want my treatment to be interrupted, I want to finish the treatment and then see what I can do after this treatment.
I have 6 months left.
I take 17 tablets at the moment. It’s too much, 17. After this, for a good four hours I have to take a rest, I find I cannot do anything. If I take the drugs I have to sleep. When I wake up in the morning I find that my body is still lazy and I cannot catch up with the things I need to do. So that is why if I prefer just to be like that after not doing anything. But don’t worry, don’t worry! My sitting at home should not worry you. I know that if I finish the treatment things will go ok.
At the moment, the pain I always get is like burning. Even if I was at work, I could not manage to do anything. I have to take total rest.
At the start I took 35, or maybe 36 drugs - that’s tablets, plus injections, and then they started reducing it in number and now it has come down to 17. They gradually reduce the number of the treatment. The doctor told me last time that the white tablet, the big big one, they are going to reduce it because others are not taking it now. There are some who are taking only 11, only 10, there are some which are taking only 9. They see how the patient is performing, then they keep on reducing the number of drugs like that.
Anyway no-one should worry! I started with 35, I’ve managed now to have only 17. I will finish!