Diverticulitis-help!

Posted by lpatton910 @lpatton910, May 16 12:30pm

I am 30 and was just diagnosed with diverticulitis via CT scan. I’m feeling so overwhelmed and defeated. I am wondering what my chances are of reoccurrence and for surgery or colostomy. I also want tips to prevent a flare up in the future.

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About 9 months ago I was having a lot of trouble with abdominal discomfort, pain, gas, bloating, constipation. I had a colonoscopy and I have several polyps (I still don't know why the doctor didn't clip them out). Well, when I went to my family doctor with this abdominal problem, he looked at the pictures and said I had diverticulosis. For 2 weeks I was on clear liquids (after that, the smell of boulion is sickening), and then he gave me ideas on what to eat and the things not to eat. Well, since then I've been doing well, but one big thing has changed …… I have absolutely no craving any longer for chocolate …. I was truly a chocoholic! Now I'd rather eat a baked apple, a little tangerine, broccoli or cauliflower (raw) dipped in a little salad dressing. I have been doing really well since then. My biggest shock is the chocolate. I joked before that I traded my parents alcoholism in for chocolate, since I've never tasted 1 drink, but boy I sure could do away with a bag of Hershey Kisses before this.
Barb

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