Doctors had been ignoring my pleas for medical assistance, so out of desperation I’d found a new general practitioner, whom upon examining my body concluded I’ve likely developed tuberculosis based on the symptoms I’ve been exhibiting. This went untreated for over a year now, and for those who know me, you know my health has only deteriorated within this span of time. Many tests have yet to be conducted, but I’m hopeful and confident that we will finally find the root of the issue. I had been a smoker of tobacco products for ten years - since I was a youngling at the age of thirteen - and it seems I hadn’t quit early enough to be unaffected by the debilitating chemicals tobacco products are manufactured with. Hey, kids, don’t smoke cigarettes! It hurts worse than anything I’ve experienced thus far, so much so that if afflicted you’ll wish for death every day that you’re alive. Smoking eases the pain? No, it will merely add to your pain. Opening your eyes everyday is a gift? Well, for some it is, but for others it is an excruciatingly painful curse, and the most you can do is try your best to breathe through the day. Due to these issues, I’ve found myself growing colder as the days pass me by, and have found I have a more cynical, nihilistic outlook on life. Do yourselves a favour and quit while you can, and if not for yourself, at least quit for your family’s sake so they won’t have to witness the process of your collapsing health or your pain. I will be following up on this post after all the tests have been finished, but with the information given and the data collected, my new doctor believes it’s most likely TB, but this is simply based on her medical knowledge and is nothing more than her educated prognosis. Oh, how I enjoy being facetious, lmao! *wink*
Side note - Nowadays TB is entirely treatable if it’s caught early enough, but it’s crazy to think that one hundred years ago thousands of people were dying of this disease.
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