I was diagnosed with diverticulitis

Posted by Jenny D @jenniferedodd, Mar 22, 2014

I was diagnosed in Jan w diverticulitis. Cipro & Flagyl round. It returned with vengeance 6 weeks later as peritonitis. IV antibiotics in hospital 5 days …flagyl & cipro again. Dr said I must undergo colon surgery to remove. After research I am willing b’cause I don’t want antibiotic resistance. Question is how do I stay clear of inflammation/infection to get ready for surgery in 4 weeks?

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I know exact how you feel about weight loss. Since the surgery I have list 25 lbs. not the way to do it. We just need to find the food that we can eat and stick with until we add another food.

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@thull

It definitely takes a toll on your mental health! It takes a while to get past the fear of eating. When the surgeon told me I was free to go and eat whatever I wanted, I was excited about it, but the thought of swallowing actual food, other than my Boost Breeze drinks, applesauce or crackers was scary to me and made me nauseated.
It took a while, but I am now slowly reintroducing more fiber and roughage into my diet

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@thull When first diagnosed with Gastroparesis my GI Doctor at Mayo MN prescribed Mirtazapine which I take every night.. He said it would help me "think I wanted to eat more." .. I have been taking it now some 6 years.. Seems to work as I have gained back nearly 80% of the weight lost after the Failed Nissen surgery that caused the Gastroparesis..

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@ken82

@thull When first diagnosed with Gastroparesis my GI Doctor at Mayo MN prescribed Mirtazapine which I take every night.. He said it would help me "think I wanted to eat more." .. I have been taking it now some 6 years.. Seems to work as I have gained back nearly 80% of the weight lost after the Failed Nissen surgery that caused the Gastroparesis..

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I will have to mention that to my dr. I currently weigh 96 pounds and am almost 5’6”
I think my BMI was 17 last time they checked.
Dr not happy with me! Lol

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@nosurgery

After many consults, I have decided best to have sigmoid colectomy. Anyone with experience with this?

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Hello @nosurgery

It has been a while since you posted about having the sigmoid colectomy. Was the surgery helpful to you?

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@vreimchen74

It is nice to know that we are not alone and other people are experiencing the same symptoms and feels. I too hesitant eating certain foods.

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I had a sigmoid bowel resection after a traumatic car accident. I lost a lot of weight because I had no appetite for about 2 mos. Then I got daily diarrhea from what little I did eat. I then also got dehydrated from all that. I was weak and slept a lot. I was down to doctor prescribed apple juice, Ensure, Gatorade, apple sauce. I didn't realize that it all was sugar! I stopped with the Ensure and stayed on crackers and eggs and got better within 24 hrs. I also started a high quality probiotics and that seemed to help a lot. Now it has been a year since the surgery and found out two months ago that I had become lactose intolerant. All those stomach cramps, distended stomach were not so much from the surgery but from drinking milk! I figured this out myself and now I have not had a sick day in over two months. I can eat almost anything now, but in small portions and I eat slower than before.

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