DiphtheriaI'm 21 years old and I've had a terrible life and maybe like most people have wished for my life to end. I haven't actually attempted suicide or hurt myself, I've already been physically hurt too many times to want to do that anyway. But I never wanted a terminal illness, I don't even know how I got this, but maybe from a person who lived in the homeless shelter that I lived in. You can get a vaccine from this it's totally preventable, and I did when I was little, but that person didn't. I didn't even know it was contagious, but apparently it is. It's rare for someone who's been vaccinated to get this, but it is possible as I would know for I have it. Many people don't even know what Diphtheria is I was in that group. It's like a bacterial infection that starts attacking your lungs and damages them. Yes you can take antibotics but this immediatley gets immune to any type of medicine you take and the bacteria turns harder to kill. Because of the lung damage I now have which is unrepairable and the fact that all the medicine that I've taken so far has done nothing if this continues my life will end in 6 months. That's how long it takes for this to completely destroy the lungs. It's hard to breathe and I constantly cough all the time and it hurts.
I don't want my life to end in 6 months but I have accepted the fact that it may happen I mean I am not afarid to die, but I just can't wrap my head around this yet.
InmemoryofLifelessStar 18-21, F 35 Responses 7 Jul 18, 2011