Species: Human

Sex: Female

Age: 49

Year: 2011

Country: Canada

Locality: Kenora, ON

Survived?: Yes

Medical Diagnosis of Blastomycosis?: Yes

Where Caught: I live in Kenora, next to a small ridge. Haven't done any gardening, but have 3 kids, a dog and 2 cats running in and out. I haven't really been anywhere this summer, so I think I caught this in my yard.

Symptoms: night sweats, chills, general feeling like crap, sudden weight loss (40 lbs in a VERY short time), exhaustion, coughing, you name it, I was/am doing it.

Treatment: Sporanox, 100 mg. 2 tablets a day. HUGE pink and blue horse pills!

Cost of Treatment: $288.13 a MONTH. And I have NO insurance.

Additional Comments: I'm pissed. I want out of this flipping town.

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