By: Erin Burns
C. diff survivor, Patient Advocate, and Peggy Lillis Foundation Board Member, Carol Raye, has a unique story that is featured by prominent health news outlet KevinMD.com. Carol’s story is one of insight into what it’s like to suffer alone. At the time of her infection, Carol was living by herself.
“I suffered at home alone for more than three weeks, feeling so weak and confused that I did not understand that I was seriously ill. I was on a seasonal break from work, but my boss happened to call, realized I was in deep trouble, and got me to a doctor. Months of failed treatments followed. I was weak and felt isolated and terrified of making others sick.”
Carol’s life was saved by an Fecal Microbiota Transplant and shortly after, she became a C. diff Advocate. We are thankful to have her as part of the PLF team. You can read her full story here.