For many people who suffer E. coli O157:H7 infections and hemolytic uremic syndrome, being released from the hospital does not mean they are cured. Constant medical monitoring and a future full of kidney failure and transplants are the fate of many.

A LiveJournal user recently posted about her ongoing medical treatment that is the result of an E. coli O157:H7 infection and HUS, which she suffered in 1990. Linda wrote extensively about her recent transplant, when she received a kidney from her mother.

Despite the worries that Linda went through, she says that her experience has drawn her closer to her family. The support that she was able to find online also helped with her process.