SAN ANTONIO – Abimbola Ibitoye was positive her medicine was killing her.
That’s how Ibitoye, who has been hospitalized since July at the Texas Center for Infectious Disease, describes her experience after being diagnosed with tuberculosis. She was taking 13 pills at the time to combat the infectious disease that affects the lungs. Ibitoye was nauseous, throwing up, couldn’t walk very well and was retaining fluid in her body.
“I thought I was dying,” Ibitoye said. “I asked for the doctor and said, 'This is not the real me.'”