Patient Comments: Necrotizing Fasciitis - Diagnosis

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Comment from: Bren, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 08

I got necrotizing fasciitis from a small sore on the back of the leg. In January 2013 I started flu like symptoms so that's what I thought it was. Within two days I was going into the hospital and on my death bed. I was put on life support and they operated that night. I was in the hospital for 18 months. I lost 80 percent of my bowel. I lost my right leg and I lot of my buttocks. I had over 100 surgeries, a lot of skins grafts and I'm still battling this, but I have been home 6 months and getting my dressing done on my bottom. But I'm grateful to be alive.

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