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C. DIFF STORIES
Sheila Ewer
  • Location: Minnesota
  • Age: 58
  • Gender: F
  • Length: 1.5 years
  • Source: Hospital Acquired

Please let me start out by saying that I am a former national champion gymnast. C. diff and my knee replacement changed my life forever. I got C. diff during a stay at Mercy Hospital in Minnesota for a knee replacement in June 2016. I went undiagnosed for three months. I was …

Yanick
  • Location: International
  • Age: 36
  • Gender: F
  • Length: More than a year
  • Source: Hospital Acquired

I am a 36-year-old woman living in Québec, Canada. I am a nurse. I’m married, and I have a little girl of sixteen months. My spouse has two other children. After my emergency caesarean delivery on May 19, 2016, I had to take antibiotics due to medical complications (I had …

Becky
  • Location: Illinois
  • Age: 33
  • Gender: F
  • Length: Two months
  • Source: Community Acquired

I went to the dentist for a toothache. He prescribed clindamycin. When I got home I researched it, as I do any medication I’m prescribed. I called my dentist and told him this antibiotic causes C. diff often, and asked if he could prescribe another. He told me that he’s …

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