Saw a Nurse Practitioner today, and she put me on a Vancomycin taper to try to help get rid of the c diff. Apparently that's what's recommended on a first reoccurrence.
If I don't get rid of it I'll likely have it periodically for the rest of my life. I'm so frustrated that I was advised that it probably wasn't c diff and that I should just take some immodium. That was terrible advice and I can't help wondering if I would now be cured if I'd just gone to the ER rather than listening to my surgeon's nurse.
I guess it could be worse. I'd rather deal with occasional c diff than more colon cancer.
DX: sigmoid colon cancer 5/2018. 48 F
laparoscopic sigmoid resection (24 cm removed); no stoma.
7.5cm adenocarcinoma -- mod. diff.
1 noncontiguous tumor deposit removed; 0/31 lymph nodes
T3 pN1c M0
5/18 before surgery, CEA 11.2
6/18 began FOLFOX
7/18: CEA 1.9; added neulasta post infusion
9/18: CEA 2.8
10/18: 25% chemo reduction
11/18: CEA 1.8
7/19 CT scan clear