Locality: Lake in the Hills, IL
Medical Diagnosis of Blastomycosis?: Yes
Where Caught: I live in the suburbs of Chicago on a wooded lot. I garden and have firewood devlivered every year. The doctors believe that the disease possibly came from the firewood. I am a survivor (knock on wood) one year almost since diagnosis, but a woman in my neighborhood, recently passed from this. I was so scared!
Symptoms: cough, fever, weight loss for about a month and then a lesion came out on my nose. 4 biopsies, 9 doctors and two hospitals later finally diagnosed me.
Cost of Treatment: Thankfully have insurance, but I do know that four day supply without insurance was $145.00