Several years ago, when I was in a rehab center for one of my knee replacements, and on strong antibiotics, I got c-diff. It is a mega-bug in the intestines that is contageious and debilitating. It kept coming back until last winter when I got it and I was put in the hospital and given strong antibotics to get it out of my intestines. I was so sick that after a week in the hospital, I had to go to a rehab. center for a week to regain my strength. After all that, my primary care doc. in Group Health made a major change in my diet. ABSOLUTELY NO DAIRY PRODUCTS! ONLY SOY. Awww man, I love cottage cheese, cheese of all kinds, ice cream, and the list goes on. So yet another diet shift and I felt ANGRY for a long time. Now I enjoy my soy products. I drink very vanilla soy milk, choco. soy milk is great and almond choco. soy comes in dark choco. What a pity I have to drink soy. It's is great. I eat soy cheese, hard to find. Sometimes it comes in a veggie cheese rather than soy itself, but that is ok, I can have it and it is good.
No ice cream was the hardest thing cuz I would have some and let Sunny lick out the bowl. BUT sorbey, not spelled right, is terrific and no milk. It is a little expensive so I dont get it often. That's my new diet and I have adjusted and do not feel angry anymore. I have accepted it. That was the biggest thing for me.
The great news is, the Dr. that treated me in the hospital got rid of the c-diff. That is rare. Usually, it is thought that once you get c-diff, you have it for life. I am healed.
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