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C. DIFF STORIES
Nina
  • Location: Indiana
  • Age: 49
  • Gender: F
  • Length: Five months
  • Source: Other

I remember sitting at work in early March and noticing increasing pain in the lower right molar area of my mouth. Let’s face it, I thought. You haven’t been taking care of yourself since you had the twins. Yes, they were three, but here I was 49, working full-time and caring …

Catherine
  • Location: Indiana
  • Age: N/A
  • Gender: F
  • Length: 7 years
  • Source: Hospital Acquired

My name is Catherine Duff. Just like many of you, I have had several episodes of recurrent C. diff., which after my initial episode, was always caused by antibiotics for other conditions, and also became resistant to any known standardized treatment. In 2012, I realized I was going to die …

Sara W.
  • Location: New Hampshire
  • Age: 63
  • Gender: F
  • Length:
  • Source: Hospital Acquired

I believe I caught C. diff in the hospital while having trauma surgery on my left knee and tendons from a bad fall on icy stairs. I also returned to the doctor’s office many times after the surgery; I could have caught it in that building. Having been in so many doctor’s office …

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