The shudder-inducing phrase "flesh-eating bacteria" proved to be the boogeyman of last month's news-cycle, but at least one victim of the nightmarish ailment has escaped her ordeal relatively unscathed.
CNN reports that Lana Kuykendall, the 36-year-old South Carolina woman who underwent 20 surgical procedures to combat the spread of necrotizing fasciitis just four days after giving birth to twins, is being transferred from Greenville Memorial Hospital to a rehabilitation hospital. Doctors say her condition has been upgraded to "good," and her month-and-a-half struggle with the rapacious disease didn't require any amputations, unlike her more unfortunate counterpart Aimee Copeland. (Copeland's condition has also been upgraded, albeit from "critical" to "serious.") Let's all indulge in a collective, "Whew!" and eyebrow sweep before we continue.