Wanted to lay my woes at the feet of people who understood. I was felled with a severe case of colitis. I was sent to ER ON 7/16. I tested negative for C. Diff. at that time. However m they said I had sepsis along with the colitis, so was put IV antibiotics for almost 3 days and sent home with 2 weeks of cipro and flagyl.
This whole colitis attack came out of the blue. I had felt fine up until that point. I was having some bowel issues but nothing serious, so I guess that was the start of colitis.
Now I have c. Diff. from the massive amounts of antibiotics I’ve been on. My gastro doc sent me in for quite a few fecal exams and the only thing that showed up was the c. diff. She immediately put me on 2 weeks of vancomycin.
My doc is telling me how contagious this is. I’ve been sleeping n our guest bedroom, using the guest bathroom, I have my own dinnerware and utensils, I’ve e been wearing gloves and walking around with Clorox wipes. I have one more week of the vancomycin. My hands are pretty raw from the constant washing and using the Clorox wipes.
I am missing a trip to IN for my oldest grandsons birthday. Doctor gave me a “absolutely not” on that one.
I haven’t lost weight and thankfully I feel okay and no pains. Thankfully, I’m retired so it’s no hardship staying at home.
I follow up with my doc on 9/3.
From what I’ve read, I’m really afraid of relapse because this quarantine is driving me crazy and I’m depressed. I don’t want to think this is going to keep interfering with my life!