Living with Consequences
|Right Knee Replacement|
What is C. diff? Is it something special or new? No, it is everywhere. It's not like it's something the body doesn't know about. But mess with the normal flora by taking an antibiotic or two or get the immune system a little out of whack and WHAM! Look out. C. diff will take advantage of the scenario and that's exactly what happened to me. I took Clindamycin and was exposed to C. difficile and that's all it took.
All I can say is be careful out there and learn about C. difficile. It's more common than you may know and a lot of people die from it every year. I spent three days in the hospital this year from severe dehydration and hypokalemia due to the diarrhea and vomiting that C. diff causes. It's not the stomach flu, and it's not limited to the hospital environment. The medical community is behind the eight ball on this one. In other words, they don't know as much as they should about it anymore. So teach yourself because you may need the knowledge one day.
That's what I'm doing. Post-2nd round, I'm learning what to eat now. Some things are okay, others aren't. I've lost around fifteen pounds and consider myself blessed. God has taken care of me. He's watched over me. James and I have learned more than we could ever have imagined about C. diff, pain, and the human body. It's amazing what we can endure. It really is.
If I can still praise the Almighty, you can, too. If I can endure, you can, too. Because I know that God is good...All the time.
Matthew 6:34: "So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
Thank you for joining me on the blog today. I've shared a piece of my past and present with you. Welcome to my world. I'd love to know what yours is like. Please share how you live through your trials and tribulations. Or simply a day at work or at the subway or grocery store. God is good and He is always there with us. He loves us...ALWAYS!