Dominican Republic.-Dr. Roberto Fulcar, former Minister of Education, revealed this Monday, with the most extensive details, the health situation that kept him, even outside the Dominican Republic, for a significant time.-
He explained the process, the characteristics, complications and the final state of health that he had to experience, which led to extensive and intense treatments in the Dominican Republic and abroad.
“I do it as a public entity, fulfilling my duty always to share the truth with society.”
The process that he explained in detail and supported with images, diagnoses and indications began in 2021, worsened in 2022, and today, he can tell about it, “Thanks to God, science, my family, love and solidarity that saved my life.”
Here are the ex-ministers explanations about his health process
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Thank you infinitely for accepting this invitation, which aims to inform public opinion and the country about the process, the characteristics, complications and the final state of health that I have had to experience and that led to extensive and intense treatments both in our country and abroad. I do it as a public entity, fulfilling my duty always to share the truth with society.
By Christmas 2021, I had COVID for the second time, my immune system was compromised, and I presented a hyperglycemia crisis, further weakening the immune system. Abscesses began to appear in different parts of the body, such as the nose, legs and abdomen, for which I required the prolonged use of several antibiotics, such as ceftriaxone, ciprofloxacin, cefadroxil, and gentamicin, among others.
By the first quarter of 2022, the discomfort worsened, with gastritis that did not allow me to live calmly or in peace, given the terrible misery that combined intestinal pain, colic, a recurring feeling of needing to go to the bathroom and incontinence when evacuating.
By March of that same year, the gastrointestinal complaints continued, so an endoscopy, abdominal sonography, abdominal tomography, and Colonoscopy were indicated, the results of which were: erosive gastritis, duodenitis, isolated diverticula, and nonspecific chronic colitis.
I visited the doctor, and they immediately began tests and procedures to investigate my condition’s seriousness and what factors were involved. It was determined that, initially, the gastritis was related to all the stress I was subjected to in the exercise of my functions as Minister of Education. Procedures such as endoscopy and Colonoscopy were applied to rule out other origins. So treatment was started immediately.
Three days after the Colonoscopy, I presented a picture of abdominal pain, fever and frequent liquid evacuations (Diarrhea). I was treated, showing slight improvement. In those days, I had to go on a trip to Panama to exhaust a busy schedule with the ministers of education and culture of the Central American Educational and Cultural Coordination (CECC-SICA). While there, I experienced worsening ill health, with intense abdominal pain, increased frequency of bowel movements, profuse sweating, hypoxia and general malaise.
These symptoms were persistent, not showing improvement with the use of medications, so consultation was made upon my return from Panama with another Gastroenterologist, where the studies were repeated, and others were included, which revealed Pseudomembranous Colitis and Clostridium Infection. Difficult.