I was on antibiotics, non-stop, for 17 months due to a medical mistake during a surgery which resulted in, a total of, 3 surgeries. I went into the hospital to have either fibroids removed or a partial hysterectomoy depending on the size and condition of uterus...this was the communication by my doctor. My colon was severed and, needless to say, my uterus and cervix were removed. I ended up on a colostomy bag and later it was discovered that I had a vaginal rectal fistual. After the 3rd surgery, I had 5 bouts of C-diff which extended my usage of antibiotics. I have tremedous concerns about the affects of the antibiotic usage. I also suffer from depression off and on partially as a result of this unfortunate occurance. I also loss my dad during this time, my nephews,who had been with me for 7 years, returned to living with their mother and father and I am sorry to say are not thriving which was the initial reason I got custody of them. Last but not least, I lost my job. I was a V.P. with a major insurance provider. All of these losses, back-to-back, has taken its toll on me physically and mentally. I have struggled to "appear" normal but some days it hard.