Years after food poisoning, effects still felt every day
By Consumers Union on Tuesday, July 13th, 2010
Just ask Bonita, an E. coli survivor and single mom whose physical, emotional, and financial well-being is still affected to this day by a tainted spinach salad she ate four years ago.
“I have tried to forget about my E. coli experience and move on, but my body and mind remember it daily. I have a sense of vulnerability to food that I assumed was healthy for both my daughter and me. Her health is as important to me as my own, and now I am fearful about routine food choices. I thought I was dying at several points during my illness and this has left me shaken to the core.”