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C. DIFF STORIES
Brenna Darazs
  • Location: Oregon
  • Age: 48
  • Gender: F
  • Length: Three Months
  • Source: Hospital Acquired

I had never heard of Clostridium difficile until I was infected. I was scheduled for a routine hysterectomy to remove a uterine fibroid, a fairly simple procedure lasting only a couple of hours. My surgeon informed me that she could not perform the surgery unless there were antibiotics in the …

Amy
  • Location: Ohio
  • Age: 38
  • Gender: F
  • Length: Two Years
  • Source: Other

I contracted a C. diff Infection after taking a prescribed antibiotic for a skin infection in 2013. I had NO IDEA what was going on; I was becoming sicker with no explanation or help. I was misdiagnosed for over two months, and I was in very poor health at the time …

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 …

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