Duane Hodgin

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At the age of 55, I contracted sepsis after rotator cuff surgery. Within a week of the surgery, a large, red, nodule developed on my shoulder. (Sepsis and Surgery)

I went to my family doctor who had me immediately admitted to the hospital where tests determined I had sepsis.

An infectious disease doctor was called to examine me. He said I was fortunate I got to the hospital when I did. I was treated with Lilly Pharmaceutical’s most powerful drug at the time.

After four days on IV drips, I was sent home but had to continue daily IV treatment for six weeks at an outpatient clinic.
I am now 77 years old. (November 22, 2021)

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