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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Model's second leg amputated due to toxic shock syndrome from tampon

Model Lauren Wasser’s life changed at the age of 24 when a life-threatening condition – caused by a tampon – took her right leg and the toes of her left foot.

Five years later, the fashion model is still suffering the same infection, known as Toxic Shock Syndrome, which is caused by toxins released by bacteria Staphylococcus aureus (staph) or Streptococcus pyogenes (strep). After enduring months of excruciating pain, the now 29-year-old had her second leg amputated on Thursday.

“Life is about to be so different, again,” Wasser posted on Instagram days before the surgery. “I’m in great spirits though and ready for my next chapter.”

Wasser’s partner, photographer Jennifer Rovero, kept fans updated throughout the process, posting updates before and after the procedure.



Anonymous said...

Sad sad sad

Anonymous said...

Learn from her, all you girls. Your body is trying to get rid of some nasty stuff that it doesn't need. Plugging up the exit for a prolonged time is never going to end well. Its hard to believe that women today still don't know the life threatening dangers of tampon use.

Anonymous said...

Her partner is a female and did not become infected. It is bad luck no one knows when staph will attack. Jake Day uses tampons he seems o.k.