It’s going to take HOW LONG to heal?
Survivors of C. Diff infections face a long recovery ~
Arvada, CO – The knee replacement went well, and the doctor says you’ll be completely recovered within 3 to twelve months. But what if your trip to the hospital involved a C. diff infection? In that case, you’re looking at 2 years or more to heal!
The infection causes damage to the lining of the colon and intestines, leaving it raw and scarred. Healing can take two years, and during this time, the ability to absorb nutrients from food is hampered.
How to deal with this condition during the healing process is covered by survivors gathered together at the C Diff Community Support Group.
The Community Support Group meeting will be held at the Arvada Covenant Church, 5555 Ward Road, Arvada on Tuesday, April 19th, at 5:30 pm. Survivors, families, medical professionals, and anyone with an interest in helping those with this deadly infection are welcome to attend this free meeting. The meeting will close at 7:00 pmand you are welcome to arrive late.
April’s topic is on nutrition for the C Diff survivor. This includes what is good to eat, and what to be careful about eating. There will also be time for discussion of diets and food preparation.
C. difficile infections caused almost half a million infections among patients in the United States in a single year, according to a 2015 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
In addition, an estimated 15,000 deaths are directly attributable to C. difficile infections, with another 14,000 deaths related to C. difficile; making C. diff a substantial cause of infectious disease deaths in the United States.
The Volunteer Advocate and host for the Denver-area C. Diff Community Support Group is Roy Poole, a survivor of a C. diff infection. He is retired, and actively involved in supporting his community through education and leadership. He is a former teacher, accident investigator, and pilot.
About the C Diff Foundation:
The C Diff Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, was founded in 2012 by Nancy C. Caralla, a nurse who was diagnosed and treated for Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) infections. Through her own journey and the loss of her father to C. difficile infection involvement, Nancy recognized the need for greater awareness through education about research being conducted by the government, industry, and academia; and better advocacy on behalf of patients, healthcare professionals, and researchers working worldwide to address the public health threat posed by this devastating infection.
For more information, visit: http://cdifffoundation.org/.