• C. diff can effect anyone
    Learn about Clostridium difficile infections
    LEARN MORE >
  • Speaking Out About C. diff
    PLF Advocates share their perspectives on CDI
    LEARN MORE >
  • C. diff Doesn't Discriminate
    Read our diverse collection of C. diff stories


    LEARN MORE >
We envision a world where C. diff infections are rare, treatable and survivable.
C. DIFF STORIES
Sara W.
  • Location: New Hampshire
  • Age: 63
  • Gender: F
  • Length:
  • Source: Hospital Acquired

I believe I caught C. diff in the hospital while having trauma surgery on my left knee and tendons from a bad fall on icy stairs. I also returned to the doctor’s office many times after the surgery; I could have caught it in that building. Having been in so many doctor’s office …

Julie
  • Location: Tennessee
  • Age: 49
  • Gender: F
  • Length: Two Months
  • Source: Other

I had what was supposed to be a routine colonoscopy in April 2016. My doctor instructed me to use SUPREP to clean myself out for the procedure. The SUPREP made me very ill! I immediately got stomach pain, intestinal pain, severe diarrhea, and weakness. I had my colonoscopy at about …

Ashley
  • Location: California
  • Age: 27
  • Gender: F
  • Length: Seven Months
  • Source: Community Acquired

When I was first diagnosed with C. diff, I was relieved to finally have a diagnosis, but had no idea the slow recovery I had in store for me. I was dismissed several times by my primary doctor and at urgent care clinics for about two weeks as having the stomach …

THE LATEST

Blog

A Consumer’s Perspective on Improving Antibiotic Use

National Quality Forum (NQF) recently spoke with Christian John Lillis, executive director of the Peggy Lillis Foundation (PLF), about improving antibiotic stewardship and the role of consumer and patient advocates in healthcare quality improvement. Christian participated in NQF’s National Quality Partners’ (NQP) antibiotic stewardship action team, which recently issued a …

OUR CORPORATE SPONSORS
STAY INFORMED