C. Diff Infection Reflective Report

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I learned about C. diff the hard way. In October of 2013, I was diagnosed with a C. diff infection following the use of Clindamycin. I was prescribed vancomycin to get rid of the C.diff but every time I stopped the vancomycin the C.diff would return. It took me six months of being deathly ill, rounds of failed vancomycin treatments and going from doctor to doctor before I found relief in the form of a Fecal Microbiota Transplantation(FMT). Still, I live with the fear that the next time I am prescribed antibiotic, the C. diff will return. After struggling with C. diff and experiencing the challenges and obstacles within in the medical community, I decided I wanted to make a difference in the world of C. diff. I became an advocate to try and
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