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Suzanne H.
  • Location: Arizona
  • Age: 51
  • Gender: F
  • Length: 7 months with ongoing issues
  • Source: Hospital Acquired

Three and a half years ago my appendix ruptured, requiring emergency surgery. The day after hospital discharge the diarrhea began. I was diagnosed with an antibiotic resistant C. diff infection. I suffered through seven months of raging illness while I underwent standard protocol. I was able to get to the …

Charles Wood Sr.
  • Location: Texas
  • Age: 76
  • Gender: M
  • Length: 3 months
  • Source: Long-term Care Facility-acquired

My father had Parkinson’s Disease. He and his wife (who was fighting a losing battle against cancer) were having a difficult time managing my dad’s medications. He was very unstable and at times experienced auditory and visual hallucinations due to dementia.  My father had recently fallen and developed a cellulitis …

  • Location: Illinois
  • Age: 55
  • Gender: F
  • Length:
  • Source: Other

It amazes me how so few—not even medical professionals—have heard of C. diff. I am a Stand-Up Comedian, based in the Chicago area. I am also a dental assistant. I cringe every time I am asked to print out a prescription for Clindamycin.  I am all too familiar with C. …