I am Ma. Cristina Brigaste, a registered nurse, and a DR-TB survivor.
Years ago, I had nothing in mind but to pursue my profession as a nurse and become successful. However, most of my time was spent as a hospital volunteer where there was no compensation. To state the reality, being a nurse meant not having enough time to eat, sleep and rest. It also meant being on duty without the necessary safety equipment for protection, which inevitably makes us at risk of contracting infectious diseases.
In 2000, I was diagnosed to have Diabetes Mellitus Type 2. After six months I am feeling cold but it’s summer time. I notice some weight loss and feeling exhausted while doing my daily routine. I immediately disregard the way I’m feeling thinking it might go away if I rest for a while but it did not.
I’ve been on TB medication on and off in between 2000 until 2006.…
Precious Kate Monte a 10-year old, an incoming grade 5 pupil was rushed and admitted to the National Childrens Hospital last April 28, 2020 because of suspected kidney problem due to the presence of blood in her urine.
She stayed in the ICU for 22 days and 15 days at the ward where she undergone blood transfusion.
The doctors found out later that she has TB and her kidney problem is one of its complications.…
God has a Purpose! His plan is Greater than Our Dreams!
16 yrs old ako ng umibig, sabi nga nila “puppy love” daw. Nagkaroon kami ng 6 na anak, Hindi ko alam kung bakit? (I was raped?/battered wife kasi ako) and to make the long story short naghiwalay din kmi ng first “husband” (na ICU kc ako due to fractures nung last name gulpi nya sakin).
Dumating si “2nd husband’, sobrang thankful ako kay God kc mapagmahal siya at tinaggap nya ako kahit 6 ang anak ko, naging mabuti syang ama sa mga anak ko at asawa din naman sa akin.
I just wanna share my personal experience as a MDR-TB Survivor.
Last quarter of 2008 nung ma-diagnose sa health center na may TB ako. Yung klase na 6months lang magaling ka na. Pero dahil di naman ako masyado educated nung mga time na yun in the age of 18y.o about sa TB, binalewala ko yung mga libreng gamot na bigay ng health center until lumala sya.