I saw something on the news today about hospital infections. Has anyone gone to the hospital for either an emergency or a routine procedure and gotten an infection? I was to have a colon operation, and the surgeon told me I would be in the hospital for only 2 or 3 days. When I asked why so short a time, he said that hospitals are petri dishes, growing all kinds of infection and he wanted to get me out quickly. Well, I got what they call a c-def infection and ended up staying 12 days, more or less bed-ridden. I won't go into the gory details - just say I couldn't leave my room. Evidently the anti-biotics they have to give you when they operate on your innards killed the good bacteria along with the bad. And I got this infection.
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