After seeing three new specialists and having new and different tests done, the following has recently been established:
1. I most likely have Crohn’s or Colitis. Exactly which one, is yet to be determined.
2. I also most likely have Rheumatoid Arthritis and/or Fibromyalgia to contend with on the side.
I’m told that it is entirely possible that I may have had these conditions in a dormant form before my C.Diff infection. The damage the C.Diff and the treatment drugs did to my body may have caused these conditions to become not only active, but prominent. This seems to make sense; after all, C.Diff takes its toll on all of the body’s systems, including the immune system. This may explain why many of us survivors experience serious auto-immune issues afterwards. These diagnoses would explain a lot, but some of the abdominal symptoms I experience would not be accounted for, so there’s still some further investigating to be done. I’ll keep everyone posted…