Hello there, i’m Tyrone and welcome to my site. I am from the beautiful Bahama islands, where I grew up fishing and diving. As I matured, I ventured into numerous work fields but always had a passion for landscaping, dealing with all sorts of different plants, grass, soils and sometimes fertilizers.

My story

To me, planting, maintaining and creating a beautiful landscape was always a wonderful and challenging task. It can also be very risky not having the right protection. I’ve learned that the hard way about 3 years ago working as a caretaker for a private homeowner.

The job included painting, pressure cleaning, mowing, tree trimming and grass planting, which led me to dealing with imported soil as well. I recalled using gloves about once when I planted the grass which was a huge mistake. About 4 days after I was finished, I started itching constantly around my fingers day and night, it was so irritating my nights became restless.

The next few days it seemed infected and I became paranoid because nothing that I used seemed to work. Not having a clue of what it was I went to a clinic, where I was told that it was some kind of fungi infection. Even though,not all fungi cause diseases, i remembered removing many stinkhorns and puffballs that grew around the yard, especially in summer. I never even had a clue of what these strange looking things were, also, nobody i asked had an answer.

Puffballs
Puffballs

My hands and fingernails were a mess, which i hid for the  most of the time. One doctor said that she never saw nothing as bad as my hands before, medications and pills that I was given, only slowed it but never killed it, It came to a point where I was unable to work. From that time to this I was searching and learning about fungi and its dangers, uses, habitat, etc. To see how bad my hands were really infected, take a look below.

                                        

Why I want to help people

Fungi are everywhere, and there are not hundreds, but thousands of different species, which can cause severe damage to humans, animals, equipment and products, trees, fruits, insects and even frogs and fishes. In fact, there are millions of fungal spores, floating around in the air that we breathe everyday.

My personal experience with fungus was a total nightmare, i almost lost it. It was very uncomfortable, while taking away most of my ability to work. It wasn’t a nice experience at all, and if not treated, it will get worst and spread, taking over the whole body. Anyone can catch a fungous infection which can lead to some serious illnesses. A fungi infection isn’t a pretty sight to see, and the less we know about fungus, makes it even worst, don’t you think? So, in sharing my experience, i think would help in bringing people to some kind of awareness about some benefits and also the dangers of certain fungi species, that we are surrounded by, everyday.

I remember when I was ashamed to show my hands to anyone and couldn’t work, while at the same time, the condition was getting worse. I’ve wasted money on cremes, even some things prescribed, praying for something to work, but nothing i had really did, it was very frustrating and kinda scary though. Miraculously, i can now say that my hands are totally normal again, and free from that old fungi infection, thanks to some old simple, and natural solutions, it was unbelievable.

The reason for this site

This site was created to assist people having questions about fungi, reproduction, uses, diseases. To give them simple clear knowledge about what fungi really is. Since I didn’t lost both hands to fungus but was able to heal, and to simply share some knowledge about certain things that can cause serious harm to one’s health, and to me, i see it as a great opportunity, to share such information.

All the best.

Ty@fungiplanet.com

 

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  • August 11, 2018 at 5:18 pm
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    This is so courageous of you sharing your story to help others.

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