Locality: Kenora, ON
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.