Kisah Sedih Satu Keluarga Menderita HIV, Batita Berumur 1,8 Tahun pun Terpapar Virus

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Although mesothelioma, also known as asbestos cancer, is a rare disease, it is one of the most lethal forms of cancer ever diagnosed. Additionally, it’s one of the most difficult types of cancer to detect because of its long period of dormancy: a mesothelioma patient can live between 20 to 50 years before the first symptoms show up. When a patient does become symptomatic, doctors often lose precious treatment time because mesothelioma warning signs mimic symptoms of common respiratory ailments. In addition, it is also an aggressive type of cancer that can spread quickly from the affected body areas to other organs. These factors, when combined with the demographics of who is more susceptible to the disease, make mesothelioma especially deadly. If you or a loved one suffer from mesothelioma, asbestos-related lung cancer, or asbestosis, you may qualify for substantial compensation. Currently, there is over $30 billion in asbestos trust funds, awaiting those who’ve been diagnosed with an asbestos illness. We invite you to fill out our form today for a free Financial Compensation Packet, filled with information about top mesothelioma lawyers in your area, how to get paid in 90 days, how to file an asbestos trust fund claim, and much more. Statistics According to a 2009 report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 18,068 patients diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma died between 1999 and 2005. Though year-to-year figures may vary, the annual death rate of mesothelioma patients is an average of 14 per every million. When compared, this is still a small percentage of the entire population. Yet, its particular lethality and relative rarity make mesothelioma a disease with extremely low survival rates. Although survival rates in mesothelioma patients depend on a wide range of factors, a patient can expect an post-diagnosis survival time of between four months to a year and a half. Keep in mind, however, that there are always exceptions to this rule and each patient should talk to their physician about their own personal health and expectations. Generally, how long a patient lives after mesothelioma has been diagnosed depends on an array of variables such as age, gender, race, and overall health. For instance, if a patient is a male between 25 and 34 years of age and in good physical condition with no preexisting conditions, his chances of surviving longer than 18 months are promising. Patients such as these benefit from early detection and surgical treatment of the disease. Keep in mind, however, that this age group is one of the least affected by asbestos-related cancer. The average survival rates for older patients is bleaker. According to the American Cancer Society (ACC), even though 5-10% of patients diagnosed with mesothelioma can live for five years or more after the initial diagnosis, these individuals are usually young with cancers that can be surgically treated. Since the average mesothelioma patient tends to be a white male aged 60-70 who was heavily exposed to asbestos during his active work years, the cancer is already well-developed and can’t be treated with surgery. Older patients also may have debilitating health issues, such as cardiopulmonary diseases and hypertension, which help to reduce their lifespans. Patients in these two age brackets (65-74 and 75-84) have the highest death totals. From the years 1999 through 2005, 12,150 out of the 18,068 recorded mesothelioma deaths were happened to victims ages 65 through 84. Survival Rate Facts to Consider Generally speaking, it is typically difficult, if not impossible, to predict accurate life expectancy after a patient is diagnosed with mesothelioma. Along with each patient’s case being different from the next, the disease is still considered a new and a unique form of cancer, and averages based on the tumor-lymph node-metastasis (TNM) staging process are still difficult to evaluate at this point. However, studies suggest that a patient’s post-diagnosis life expectancy will depend on a combination of several factors: Latency: Unfortunately, mesothelioma has an extremely long latency period, typically up to 20 to 50 years after exposure. This makes it difficult to get an early detection, therefore, shortening survival rate. The sooner the disease is detected, the higher your life expectancy and survival rate. The Stage of the Disease After Diagnosis: Victims in Stage I or II of the disease have a much better survival rate than those who are diagnosed in later stages. Tumor Removal: Surgery is usually not an option as most cases of mesothelioma are discovered after the disease has advanced to its later stages. However, if the disease is caught early and the tumor can be surgically removed, survival rate is usually prolonged. Age: As aforementioned, age plays a huge role. The younger the patient, the better chance they have in surviving longer and increasing life expectancy. Yet, although rare, older patients in optimal physical health may has just as good of a chance as younger patients. Area of the Disease: Mesothelioma affects different regions of the body. The majority of mesothelioma cases affect the pleural area of the body, but there are instances in which the abdominal cavity and other body areas will be impacted by the disease. Since pleural mesothelioma is the easiest to treat, victims with this form of mesothelioma have a higher life expectancy. However, victims with epithelial mesothelioma have the highest survival rates of all forms of the disease. Additional Information for Patients to Consider Although the grim facts of survival rates of mesothelioma can be discouraging, keep in mind that the statistics do not reflect everyone’s situation. For example, an Australian victim named Paul Kraus has been living with mesothelioma after being diagnosed in 1997. This is just one of the several instances in which victims have went on to defy the odds and live much longer than the average life expectancy of a mesothelioma victim. Per the ACC, all victims should remember that current statistics are based on patients that have been treated many years ago. As science progresses, the life and expectancy and survival rate may improve for more victims as mesothelioma treatment options advance. Getting Legal Help If you’ve been injured by asbestos, keep in mind that there is a good chance that you’ll qualify for considerable compensation. Don’t forget to fill out our form to get our free Financial Compensation Packet, filled with information on the leading asbestos and mesothelioma attorneys in your area. If you have questions or need additional assistance, contact us at 800-793-4540.

RODABERPUTAR.COM-HIV AIDS merupakan penyakit yang sampai saat ini belum ada obatnya. Ribuan hingga jutaan orang di seluruh dunia sudah meninggal akibat penyakit ini.

Beberapa penyebab penyakit ini adalah bergonta-ganti pasangan seks, LGBT, jarum suntik yang terpapar dan lainnya.

Walau demikian, tidak semua penderita HIV AIDS ini mendapatkan penyakit tersebut dari hal-hal menyimpang itu. Terkadang, keluarga yang tidak tahu apa-apa, juga bisa terdampak penyakit mematikan ini.

Seperti kisah pilu datang dari sebuah keluarga di Padang. Mereka didiagnosa menderita HIV. Bak disambar petir, keluarga yang semula sehat dengan kehidupan cukup, tiba-tiba kehidupan mereka berubah 180 derajat. Penyakit yang belum ditemukan obatnya itu juga menyerang balita yang masih berumur 1,8 tahun di keluarga tersebut.

Bocah itu berusia satu tahun delapan bulan itu, merangkak ke sana kemari di pelataran Masjid Rumah Sakit Umum Pusat (RSUP) Dr M Djamil Padang. Tubuhnya kurus untuk ukuran anak seusianya. Kepalanya botak dengan rambut tipis, namun senyum cerahnya menunjukkan bahwa ia masih tetap ingin sehat seperti anak-anak lainnya.

Perjuangan Satu Keluarga Menghadapi Virus HIV, Harta pun Habis untuk Berobat

Sesekali kepala anak itu menoleh kiri dan kanan seperti mencari-mencari seseorang. Beberapa menit kemudian, seorang lelaki dewasa keluar dari toilet masjid. Rambutnya basah sambil memegang handuk.Setelah menjemurkan handuk ke pagar masjid, dengan sigap ia mengangkat bocah kecil tersebut. Anak itu dimandikannya dengan penuh kasih sayang. Tergurat kesedihan di wajah pria itu ketika memandikan si bocah.

Anggap saja nama pria itu Yoyok, lelaki 23 tahun itu adalah ayah si bocah lelaki. Di usia yang masih cukup muda, ia telah menikah dan memiliki seorang anak laki-laki. Saat dihampiri, Yoyok tampak sibuk mengenakan pakaian si anak yang baru saja ia mandikan itu.

Dengan sabar, lelaki itu membedaki anaknya dan membersihkan telinga si anak dari sabun yang masih menempel. Perbincangan hangat terjadi antara dirinya dengan wartawan Padang Ekspres. Hingga akhirnya ia menumpahkan keluh kesahnya serta berbagi cerita kisah hidupnya. “Saya, istri, dan anak saya ini positif HIV,” tuturnya pelan.

Yoyok mengatakan, saat ini istrinya, (sebut saja Mawar, red) tengah terbaring dan menjalani perawatan di ruangan penyakit dalam RSUP. Sudah empat hari istrinya terbaring di rumah sakit dengan kondisi semakin parah. Selama empat hari pula ia dan sang anak tidur di Masjid RSUP. Hanya itu yang bisa diperbuat, karena keterbatasan biaya tidak memungkinkan baginya menyewa tempat tinggal.

Istrinya berasal dari Pariaman, sedangkan Yoyok berasal dari Riau. Pautan umur Yoyok dan Mawar terbilang cukup jauh, yakni 11 tahun. Yoyok saat itu masih berumur 18 tahun, merantau ke Batam dengan harapan dapat mendapatkan pekerjaan yang lebih baik. Di kota itulah mereka berdua bertemu dan menikah pada tahun 2014 lalu. Mawar bekerja sebagai tukang pijat, sedangkan Yoyok sebagai cleaning service. Bertemu di Batam, menumbuhkan benih-benih cinta antara keduanya. Tidak peduli perbedaan umur, mereka siap untuk menikah.

Bagi Yoyok, Mawar adalah istri pertamanya, sedangkan bagi Mawar, Yoyok adalah suami ketiga. Sebelum menikah dengan Yoyok, Mawar sudah memiliki empat anak dari suami pertama dan kedua. “Di Batam istri saya tinggal hanya dengan satu anak. Sebenarnya mertua kurang suka dengan pernikahan kami, namun kakak lelaki istri saya setuju saya menikah dengan Mawar,” cerita Yoyok.

Setelah keduanya membina rumah tangga, keseharian Yoyok dan Mawar bahagia, apalagi hadirnya sang buat hati, Alif (bukan nama sebenarnya, red). Namun, kebahagiaan itu tak bertahan lama bagi mereka. Pada bulan Januari 2017, sang istri tiba-tiba sakit dan tak kunjung sembuh.

Melihat kondisi Mawar, yang semakin buruk. Keluarga ini kembali pulang ke kampung halaman Mawar di Pariaman untuk melakukan rangkaian pengobatan. Yoyok yang berperan sebagai kepala keluarga, tak ingin berlama-lama menumpang di rumah mertua. Seminggu setelah berada di rumah mertua, lelaki ini kembali ke Batam untuk bekerja.

Hanya terpaut seminggu, Yoyok menerima pesan bahwa kondisi istrinya kian memburuk dan tak bisa berjalan. Mendengar kabar seperti itu, Yoyok segera memesan tiket pesawat kembali ke Pariaman. “Hari itu saya ketinggalan pesawat, sebelum berangkat saya sempatkan membeli oleh-oleh dan popok anak saya. Namun karena lokasi tempat tinggal dan bandara yang cukup jauh, saya tertinggal,” kenangnya.

Hal itu membuat Yoyok harus merelakan tiket pesawat yang ia beli seharga Rp 300 ribu dan kembali memesan tiket pesawat untuk esok harinya. Sesampainya di Pariaman, Yoyok terkejut melihat badan istrinya yang semakin kurus.

Tak mau tinggal diam, ia segera membawa istri berobat ke Puskesmas di daerah mereka. Keluarga istri yang juga tak berkecukupan membuat Yoyok harus berusaha keras mengumpulkan biaya untuk pengobatan. Namun karena kondisi yang parah Mawar dirujuk ke rumah sakit yang lebih besar.

“Istri saya dibawa ke rumah sakit Pariaman. Sempat dirawat beberapa kali dengan rentang waktu seminggu,” jelasnya. Tidak hanya itu saja, kepedihan Yoyok semakin menjadi-jadi. Tiba-tiba anaknya juga jatuh sakit. Tiap minggunya Yoyok harus memberikan Alif obat. Apabila obat yang dikonsumsi Alif habis, bocah itu kembali sakit.

Salah satu perawat puskesmas merasa heran dengan kondisi Alif dan menyarankan melakukan tes darah bagi Alif dan Yoyok. Yoyok yang saat itu juga merasa heran dengan kondisi anaknya, setuju untuk melakukan rangkaian tes. “Dari sanalah, saya tahu bahwa saya dan anak saya positif,” ujarnya.

Mengetahui hal itu, Yoyok langsung berpikir bahwa istrinya juga pasti mengidap penyakit yang sama. Hal itu membuat ia mengerti kenapa istrinya tidak kunjung sembuh dan kondisinya terus memburuk. Ia menyebut, kondisi istri yang buruk juga disertai dengan TB Paru, virus CMV dan virus toxoplasma, sedangkan anak menderita TB paru dan gizi buruk dan pernah dirawat di bangsal anak RSU M Djamil Padang selama dua minggu pada dua bulan yang lalu. Kondisi dua orang yang ia cintai ini membuat Yoyok harus berjuang untuk kesembuhan mereka walaupun ia sendiri juga mengidap HIV.

Yoyok sendiri bingung dari mana asal penyakit yang mereka derita. Lelaki ini mengaku, saat masih bujang ia pernah terbawa pergaulan yang kurang sehat saat bekerja di Batam. Namun, melihat kondisi seperti ini, membuat Yoyok tak ingin memikirkan dari mana asal penyakit yang ia dan keluarganya derita. Baginya kesehatan istri dan anak adalah yang utama.

Setidaknya Mawar bisa berjalan dan mereka akan kembali ke Kota Batam untuk bekerja mengingat telah berbulan bulan Yoyok menjadi pengangguran. Seluruh harta miliknya sudah hadis terjual untuk biaya pengobatan, itu baru untuk pengobatan istri dan anak.

Sementara untuk pengobatan dirinya sendiri Yoyok tidak memikirkan. Ia menyebut, saat istrinya dalam proses rawat jalan, Yoyok mengaku harus bolak balik Pariaman, Padang untuk mengurus dan mengambil obat. Ditambah tunggakan BPJS yang membuatnya harus kembali memutar otak bagaimana mencari dana dengan kondisi ekonomi yang sangat buruk.

“Alif tidak bisa saya tinggal di rumah mertua, tidak ada yang mengurus. Dan entah bagaimana masa depan anak saya nanti,” ucap Yoyok pelan sambil menatap Alif yang tengah asyik minum susu formula dengan gelas plastik yang dipegangnya sendiri.

Saat ini Yoyok hanya bisa pasrah dengan cobaan tersebut. Tidak ada lagi harta yang ia punya. Hanya baju di badan yang tersisa. Ia ikhlas kalau suatu saat malaikat maut mengambil nyawa keluarganya. Meski begitu ia berharap ada dermawan yang mau membantunya.

Setidaknya membantu pengobatan anaknya yang masih kecil. Baginya tidak ada kebahagiaan selain melihat orang yang dicinta terbebas dari rasa sakit. Kemudian mereka bisa tersenyum manis menghadapi hari-hari yang dinilai semakin rumit.

Ia berharap, agar tidak ada keluarga lainnya yang menderita penyakit yang sama dengannya. Selain itu ia berpesan agar remaja dan masyarakat banyak tidak terjerumus dalam pergaulan bebas yang bisa menularkan penyakit tersebut.

Salah seorang teman yang ikut membantu Yoyok dalam proses pengobatan anak dan istrinya bernama Budi (bukan nama sebenarnya, red) juga menderita penyakit yang sama. Lelaki yang juga berasal dari Pariaman ini memang rajin menolong pasien HIV yang ada di Kota Padang. “Selama ini saya aktif melakukan kegiatan membantu pasien dengan penyakit yang sama seperti saya, baru kali ini saya melihat satu keluarga positif terkena HIV,” ucapnya.

Budi mengaku, kondisi Yoyok sangat memprihatinkan, ditambah ibu dari Mawar tak begitu banyak membantu. Tak hanya sibuk mengurus istri, Yoyok juga harus mengurus anak dan rangkaian administrasi pengobatan. “Saya berharap adanya bantuan bagi keluarga mereka. Jujur, mereka sangat butuh pertolongan,” pungkasnya. (*)

Sumber : Padang Ekspres

Although mesothelioma, also known as asbestos cancer, is a rare disease, it is one of the most lethal forms of cancer ever diagnosed. Additionally, it’s one of the most difficult types of cancer to detect because of its long period of dormancy: a mesothelioma patient can live between 20 to 50 years before the first symptoms show up. When a patient does become symptomatic, doctors often lose precious treatment time because mesothelioma warning signs mimic symptoms of common respiratory ailments. In addition, it is also an aggressive type of cancer that can spread quickly from the affected body areas to other organs. These factors, when combined with the demographics of who is more susceptible to the disease, make mesothelioma especially deadly. If you or a loved one suffer from mesothelioma, asbestos-related lung cancer, or asbestosis, you may qualify for substantial compensation. Currently, there is over $30 billion in asbestos trust funds, awaiting those who’ve been diagnosed with an asbestos illness. We invite you to fill out our form today for a free Financial Compensation Packet, filled with information about top mesothelioma lawyers in your area, how to get paid in 90 days, how to file an asbestos trust fund claim, and much more. Statistics According to a 2009 report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 18,068 patients diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma died between 1999 and 2005. Though year-to-year figures may vary, the annual death rate of mesothelioma patients is an average of 14 per every million. When compared, this is still a small percentage of the entire population. Yet, its particular lethality and relative rarity make mesothelioma a disease with extremely low survival rates. Although survival rates in mesothelioma patients depend on a wide range of factors, a patient can expect an post-diagnosis survival time of between four months to a year and a half. Keep in mind, however, that there are always exceptions to this rule and each patient should talk to their physician about their own personal health and expectations. Generally, how long a patient lives after mesothelioma has been diagnosed depends on an array of variables such as age, gender, race, and overall health. For instance, if a patient is a male between 25 and 34 years of age and in good physical condition with no preexisting conditions, his chances of surviving longer than 18 months are promising. Patients such as these benefit from early detection and surgical treatment of the disease. Keep in mind, however, that this age group is one of the least affected by asbestos-related cancer. The average survival rates for older patients is bleaker. According to the American Cancer Society (ACC), even though 5-10% of patients diagnosed with mesothelioma can live for five years or more after the initial diagnosis, these individuals are usually young with cancers that can be surgically treated. Since the average mesothelioma patient tends to be a white male aged 60-70 who was heavily exposed to asbestos during his active work years, the cancer is already well-developed and can’t be treated with surgery. Older patients also may have debilitating health issues, such as cardiopulmonary diseases and hypertension, which help to reduce their lifespans. Patients in these two age brackets (65-74 and 75-84) have the highest death totals. From the years 1999 through 2005, 12,150 out of the 18,068 recorded mesothelioma deaths were happened to victims ages 65 through 84. Survival Rate Facts to Consider Generally speaking, it is typically difficult, if not impossible, to predict accurate life expectancy after a patient is diagnosed with mesothelioma. Along with each patient’s case being different from the next, the disease is still considered a new and a unique form of cancer, and averages based on the tumor-lymph node-metastasis (TNM) staging process are still difficult to evaluate at this point. However, studies suggest that a patient’s post-diagnosis life expectancy will depend on a combination of several factors: Latency: Unfortunately, mesothelioma has an extremely long latency period, typically up to 20 to 50 years after exposure. This makes it difficult to get an early detection, therefore, shortening survival rate. The sooner the disease is detected, the higher your life expectancy and survival rate. The Stage of the Disease After Diagnosis: Victims in Stage I or II of the disease have a much better survival rate than those who are diagnosed in later stages. Tumor Removal: Surgery is usually not an option as most cases of mesothelioma are discovered after the disease has advanced to its later stages. However, if the disease is caught early and the tumor can be surgically removed, survival rate is usually prolonged. Age: As aforementioned, age plays a huge role. The younger the patient, the better chance they have in surviving longer and increasing life expectancy. Yet, although rare, older patients in optimal physical health may has just as good of a chance as younger patients. Area of the Disease: Mesothelioma affects different regions of the body. The majority of mesothelioma cases affect the pleural area of the body, but there are instances in which the abdominal cavity and other body areas will be impacted by the disease. Since pleural mesothelioma is the easiest to treat, victims with this form of mesothelioma have a higher life expectancy. However, victims with epithelial mesothelioma have the highest survival rates of all forms of the disease. Additional Information for Patients to Consider Although the grim facts of survival rates of mesothelioma can be discouraging, keep in mind that the statistics do not reflect everyone’s situation. For example, an Australian victim named Paul Kraus has been living with mesothelioma after being diagnosed in 1997. This is just one of the several instances in which victims have went on to defy the odds and live much longer than the average life expectancy of a mesothelioma victim. Per the ACC, all victims should remember that current statistics are based on patients that have been treated many years ago. As science progresses, the life and expectancy and survival rate may improve for more victims as mesothelioma treatment options advance. Getting Legal Help If you’ve been injured by asbestos, keep in mind that there is a good chance that you’ll qualify for considerable compensation. Don’t forget to fill out our form to get our free Financial Compensation Packet, filled with information on the leading asbestos and mesothelioma attorneys in your area. If you have questions or need additional assistance, contact us at 800-793-4540.

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