First track I've ever made on a new platform, turning out nicely I think - Wait for the drop - EP is going to be game changing.#AlbumModePatchyBeard - who wants to feature on it? 🤔
So it's World TB Day, and being a TB survivor, and a millennial, I strongly feel like sharing what I went through :)
Being someone who'd previously never been admitted into hospital, never broken any arms or legs, never had any serious illness, allow me to say that it felt like I was on the verge of death.
I was ill for about four months, before my saviour Dr. Mativo AKUH, diagnosed it, after I collapsed and got rushed to the ER. The sad thing is, it was so obvious to him what I had, yet I'd gone through 4/5 doctors before that and NONE of them even HINTED at TB. Lord, I was treated for malaria at some point. The TB was in my lymph node, blood & infected a part of my brain (extrapulmonary TB). I had surgery, lost my memory, my immunity was non existent (it took a yr to get it back to its former self). I was on drugs for 9mths. It was scary.& I guess bc I wasn't coughing they all didn't THINK that it could be TB. Like why do y'all go to medical school, if you're gonna come out into the world and help the rest of us die quicker. Apologies to those I'm offending. I'm still mad
If one day you wake up and ur pjs are drenched, like wet, it MAY be TB. This is called night sweats and it's one of the COMMON symptoms, that some of these doctors don't seem to know about (Lmao I remember telling one doctor that I was sweating excessively at night and he started discussing the weather smh). TB doesn't always mean you cough, it doesn't only infect the lungs. If you do get TB, please do not skip a dose of your medicine otherwise your TB may develop into MDRTB (multi-drug resistant) and you really don't want this to happen, it's so much harder to cure.
Please check out the podcast on my bio to hear more about TB and about Elizabeth Wangechi who beat extensively drug resistant TB after 3yrs.
All in all, I thank God that I'm still here, that I survived. I think it was a small miracle.
TB INA TIBA! p.s shout out to the govt that provides TB drugs for free to anyone who gets infected. However, they only provide it for the standard 6mths for pulmonary TB so that's sth they need to work on. #unitedtoendTB#worldTBday#TB#tbinatiba#tuberculosis