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TB patient shares experiences about his ordeal

Dawn Gibson
Thursday, March 27, 2014

TWENTY-nine-year-old Patrick Sade has suffered from tuberculosis twice in his short lifetime.

The Lami resident told this newspaper, while celebrating World Tuberculosis Day, that being a sufferer of the disease brought many challenges to his life, including the shedding of weight ever since he got it just over a year ago.

Mr Sade said when he was diagnosed with TB after continuously coughing up blood, he went on a short-course treatment of six months and then went back home.

After developing the same problems a few months later, he then had to return and was diagnosed a second time with TB.

Speaking in the iTaukei language, he said it was an uncomfortable feeling because it was a painful ordeal.





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