Story of TB Positive

An elderly woman lived alone in a house at
the end of the dirt road.

At age 92, the only problem she had loneliness.
Being a homebody, she had few friends.

When asked, “Why don’t you move close to
your relatives or friends?”

She replied in a low voice, “I’m told I must
avoid people because I’m TB positive.”

“TB positive (or latent TB) is not contagious.
Active TB is contagious.”

“I’m old so I will become sick, right?”
“No, unless you have an extremely low immune system.”

“Old person has a bad immune system, right?”
“No, unless you don’t take care of yourself well.

“Besides, not everyone with TB positive become sick.
Only 1 in 10 people get it.

“With these signs, call a doctor:  Unintentional weight loss,
persistent cough, fever, night sweats, fatigue, loss of appetite.

“Take good care of yourself and go out there you want, dear lady.
You have a right to enjoy your life as anyone else.”

*This post is not intended to give anyone an advice.  It is a form of my opinion.

(by Byung A. Fallgren.

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