help, im sick

  1. I have just recently passed d local board exam and i immediately sent myself for physical exam as a requirement for employment. I was shock for the result that there was a hazy impression on my CXR, i have a minimal TB. I was terrified, how could it be? My academic performance is excellent and i got a high score in the board exam and then i have this dse...?I was petrified... After some time, i realized that i possibly got the dse due to my prolonged duty in ER and OPD. My pulmonologist advised me to get rest while I'm on my chemotherapy. Two months have transpired and I'm on my second phase of treatment, which is another 4 months of chemo. But I'm so bored and i really need to get a job. My main concern is will i ever get out of my country for employment though i have a history of this dse? Currently I'm taking my review for nclex and i was already scheduled for d exam. pls help me.
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   Silverdragon102
    If you complete treatment you should have no problems getting work abroad but remember where ever you go most places will take several months or years before you can move so concentrate on recovery
  4. by   DutchgirlRN
    I wish you the best of luck. You should have no probem getting well and when you're well the sky's the limit!

    What I'm not understanding is why chemo? for minimal TB? That's something I'm not familar with. Here INH is taken orally.
  5. by   lamplighter
    Quote from DutchgirlRN
    I wish you the best of luck. You should have no probem getting well and when you're well the sky's the limit!

    What I'm not understanding is why chemo? for minimal TB? That's something I'm not familar with. Here INH is taken orally.
    yep for miniml TB: 1st phase, 2mos. INH+Rif+PZA+ethambtol
    2nd phase, 4mos. INH+Rif+ethm
    thnks...
  6. by   EricJRN
    Here in the US, we commonly use the term "chemotherapy" to mean "IV chemotherapy for cancer." Technically though, it's the use of a drug (PO, IV, any other route) to treat a medical condition. I think this is the context in which it's being used here.
  7. by   lamplighter
    Quote from EricEnfermero
    Here in the US, we commonly use the term "chemotherapy" to mean "IV chemotherapy for cancer." Technically though, it's the use of a drug (PO, IV, any other route) to treat a medical condition. I think this is the context in which it's being used here.
    "chemo" in non-oncological use, antibiotics..etc....anyhow, thnks....it todays usage it is usually coined to cytotoxic drugs...
    Last edit by lamplighter on Oct 20, '07

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