My Shocking C. Diff Story

A summary of my recent hospitalizations for a bowel resection and ileostomy bypass followed four months later by re-opening of bowel and ileostomy reversal surgery with sudden onset of hospital-acquired C. Diff. infection (Clostridium Difficile).

My story is like a death-defying medical thriller involving adrenal crisis, cardiac coding, septic shock, severe/fulminant C Diff infection with risk of high morbidity, and treatment/followup by a team of surgeons and infectious disease doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals. A ten-day course of antibiotic treatment for C. Diff. extended my second hospitalization to almost two weeks.

Thanks to my family, friends, and fellow believers who sustained me during this time with their thoughts and prayers. My faith and God’s word also gave me assurance during this time as minutes dragged into hours and days.

Disclaimer: This is a personal account. I am not a Doctor or Medical Professional. This video or content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

Larry Smith

Video Influencer and Blogger who is passionate about using video technology and apps on a variety of social media sites.


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