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Colon Resection for Diverticulitis and Chronic Constipation
Hi @rubbob1 and @tracy430, welcome to Connect. It must be difficult to have such extreme pain in our muscles.
I wanted to introduce you to @mamacita @sakota and @thull all have mentioned diverticulitis in the past and may have thoughts on a diet to regain body and muscle strength.
I also wanted to offer this link, as it details foods to avoid as you live with diverticulitis: https://www.healthline.com/health/diverticulitis-diet-list-of-foods-to-avoid#foods-to-avoid
Back to you, what has your doctor said you should do? Did they offer any tips or guidance as to how to regain strength?
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My surgeon offered the standard recommendations of more fiber, more water, stay active. I have had colon resection so for all intents and purposes, I no longer have diverticulitis. He removed 7 inches of my sigmoid colon. He told me I need to "manage" the constipation, but could not tell me if this is going to be a life long problem. It's very distressing.
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