Yesterday, after having a CT scan, I was diagnosed with mesenteric panniculitis (MP). Reading a number of posts on the MP board, I am pretty sure I would be the oldest person here. I am a 79 year old Caucasian female suffering many years with this condition that didn’t have a name until last week (May 2015). Years ago, a GI doctor told me that the pain in my lower right side originated from the bowel pressing on scar tissue from a hysterectomy I had many years ago. As the pain would come and go, I thought this was a plausible diagnosis UNTIL several months ago when the discomfort didn’t go away. It is now in a full-blown flareup for which I sought treatment from my internist who, in turn, suggested the CT scan (hence, the diagnosis). I am quite sure I could benefit from the group’s discussions and, hopefully, add something to it.