Posts tagged "FUTB"
TB Chronicles - curious compatriots

TB Chronicles — curious compatriots

As the days speed by towards half-way through my INH treat­ment, I have been feel­ing that it is time for an update. How­ev­er, I have noth­ing to report for myself. I have no iso­ni­azid side effects and my month­ly refill vis­its to the Texas Health Depart­ment have been so easy as to be near delight­ful. After an errant...
TB Chronicles - 7 days down...

TB Chronicles — 7 days down…

263 to go…Or 1 week down, 35 to go. The days make it sound much worse. Week one on the med­ica­tion has been rather unevent­ful. I’m still sit­ting in front of my com­put­er a lot — writ­ing cov­er let­ters now, and try­ing to fin­ish up all the Mex­i­co loose ends. The days go back very quick­ly some...
TB chronicles - Chest X-Ray, 2 Views

TB chronicles — Chest X-Ray, 2 Views

I have my appoint­ment with the health depart­ment to dis­cuss and pre­sum­ably start treat­ment for latent TB lat­er this week. Mean­while, I picked up the blood test report, and the nifty CD with my dig­i­tal chest x-ray on it.  I also had a nice con­ver­sa­tion with a Peace Corps Nurse, and for­mer PCMO, in the Office of Med­ical Ser­vices...
TB testing - round 2

TB testing — round 2

At this point I have my FUTB shirt in-hand, and I have earned it. I spent a morn­ing last week run­ning around from the doc­tor to var­i­ous labs to have blood tak­en for the Quan­tiF­ER­ON (Gold!) blood test and a chest x-ray. It was all pret­ty easy except the first lab I went to didn’t do the blood test, and the...
That's quite a TB test you have there...

That’s quite a TB test you have there…

At first, I was going to take a few shots because it was such an eye-catch­ing cir­cle that the lab drew on my arm, and why not? It’s sur­pris­ing­ly hard to take a good shot of the near-elbow region of your own arm, so the chal­lenge was inter­est­ing. The oth­er spot out­side the cir­cle is where they drew...