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. byungafallgren.wordpress.com)