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2)  The cultures they had taken from inside the wound had already started growing some significant bacteria in the incubator.  They found all of the samples were “gram negative rod” bacteria (Don’t you remember the day in high school when we learned about rod, spiral, and comma-shaped bacteria???  Well, I am now a rod bacteria woman).

3) Because so many of the blood vessels had been severed, they would be placing me on Lovenox (a blood thinner) for at least a month to make sure that I didn’t develop a blood clot.

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