Has anyone had or know anyone who had Clostridium Difficile (commonly referred to as C Diff or C Difficile?) leading to pseudomembranous colitis? This is wrecking havoc on my life and I cannot shake it. I'm quickly learning doctors only know how to use a pen to prescribe more drugs (which don't work for me) and/or rely on biopsies on tests which tell me what I already know. Below is my post where I go more in depth about what's wrong with me. I'm scared I'm not going to be able to work anymore if it gets worse. I believe I contracted it by working in a sewage treatment plant for months around the time I got sick. If anyone has some advice on what to do or what steps to take I'd greatly appreciate it. Antibiotics are not working for me. I'm afraid this will kill me before I get better. I discuss my prior/related issues in my previous post: http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubb...lth#Post3407876 By the way, pottymouth was spot on. I never knew how right he was until my struggles continued. Those closest to me in my life don't seem to care. Imagine those you love laugh or think you're being ridiculous. This is the darkest place on earth to be.
Originally Posted By: pottymouth
I am sorry for your struggle. People mean well, but they will never really understand what you go though. Don't expect them to. They will also grow weary of your struggles after a while and the support will diminish. Even those closest to you will tire of making sacrifices. Some will suspect you of exaggerating or suggest that you are not doing enough to fix the problem. Then there will be those who will give you unsolicited and unwanted advice based upon what happened to their niece's, roommate's, hairdresser's baby cousin who had the same thing as you. Don't take it personally. Most people simply have little endurance for the suffering of others and will either distance themselves from it or try to diminish it's significance in some way. It's their own defense mechanism. What you must learn is to become as self-reliant as possible. Take complete charge of your healthcare. Ask as many questions as you need to. Challenge doctors that you don't agree with. Research all medications and medical procedures to your own satisfaction. I grew up in a culture of "doctor knows best" and have had to completely turn that attitude around. Make sure to care for yourself in every way. Make time to do things you enjoy when you are able. Cultivate new interests. Try to connect with others who suffer with similar health issues if you can find them. They will have useful suggestions for you. I know it's hard, but try to forget about the medical bills. they will be an unavoidable part of your life for the foreseeable future. They will be there whether you worry about them every second or simply do your best to make payments as best you can. Hang in there. A big part of health and recovery is attitude. Keeping positive will help you. Focus on the positives and make the most of them. Good luck to you.