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LeeAnne Locken Gives Details On Her Flesh-Eating Bacteria: “This Disease Almost Killed Me”

If you recall, LeeAnne Locken contracted a flesh-eating bacteria after recovering from a breast augmentation revision she got earlier this season on The Real Housewives of Dallas. Now, Locken is giving an update on her health.

“I’m still not fully recovered,” she told Entertainment Tonight, more than a year after the surgery. “It took three months to actually stop the disease from eating my skin, for the necrosis to stop … It took probably seven months before some of my organs even began to function normally.”

“People don’t realize how incredibly ill I was,” she adds, noting she continued to film the Bravo show while dealing with her condition.

“There were days where I would sleep 18 hours a day,” she recalls. “This disease almost killed me. There were holes in my body. There was a morning where I showered and I could see a blue stitch [from my surgery], and then three hours later, when I was at the doctor, the disease had eaten the entire stitch.”

LeeAnne says some of her behavior on the show this year was a result of how exhausted she was from fighting off the flesh-eating bacteria.

“You know how, when you’re tired, you just don’t have any patience?” she said. “When you’re sick and tired, there is zero patience. I had zero patience. And when people wouldn’t stay focused, I was like, ‘We gonna focus now.’ But watching it back, I wish that I had not been sick, so that I would’ve had a little more patience and a little more, um… elegance.”

LeeAnne admits behavior like that is still a problem for her, and it’s something she’s working on. When she can think clearly, she says she knows to not be so reactive.

“I finally need to really work on the behavior,” she confesses. “It’s the reaction. It’s the automatic reaction. You know, I haven’t really talked about it, but I have PTSD from everything that I’ve been through, and so a lot of people with that – it’s a reactive state. You react.”

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