Species: Human

Sex: Female

Age: 33

Year: 2007

Country: U.S.A.

Locality: Arkansas

Survived?: Yes

Medical Diagnosis of Blastomycosis?: Yes

Where Caught: not sure

Symptoms: 4 lesions on skin, two on back and two on leg. very painful and very large. havent had chest xray yet.

Treatment: i just got diagnosed last week (aug 2008). will be getting a chest xray and will be taking meds.

Cost of Treatment: i dont have insurance so my medical bills are pretty high. not to mention the meds i need are going to cost $400 a month. my doc is trying to get me some help through the pharmacuetical company. thats not counting all the other meds that ive been on that were useless. it took over a year to get the right diagnosis.

Additional Comments: i have been dealing with this for over a year. it took that long just to get a diagnosis. the lesions are so painful that i cry all the time. its a relief to finally know what it is but that doesnt make the pain go away. doc says ill have to be on the meds for at least 6 months. if anyone has any advice, id love to hear from you. my email is toadie92773@yahoo.com

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