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Sun, Mar 10 8:19am · I was diagnosed with diverticulitis in Digestive Health

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

Wed, Feb 20 5:49am · 3rd stage kidney disease and diet in Kidney & Bladder

Hang in there. My GFR drops occasionally with illness down to 29, then back to 60, 2-3 months later.

Nov 11, 2018 · 3rd stage kidney disease and diet in Kidney & Bladder

T.y. I will ck those out.

Nov 11, 2018 · 3rd stage kidney disease and diet in Kidney & Bladder

Hi. I originally got on this site for my diverticulitis, and needing surgery for microperforation. I only have 1 kidney, which was my major concern. Had been doing ok, then a drop in GFR to 38, with elev Bun&Creatinin. Stage 3 B. Diet good for diverticulitis not so good for kidney. Glad to read I'm not alone. Don't know what to do now. What to try to fix first?
I'm a 61 year old nurse and feel like I should know the answers but I think I'm still in shock mode. Great diet suggestions.

Oct 22, 2018 · I was diagnosed with diverticulitis in Digestive Health

I had a colonoscopy in feb., I was told to increase fiber had some divertic. I instagated the colonoscopy because of new constipation over the last 2 years. After colonoscopy I was sick as a dog. Call dr that did procedure. Told her of distended and., chills, stomach ache and could not eat. She said I probably had flu. It happened again in July. Went to ER. Same exact S+S. Had CT SCAN. Showed microperforation! In hospital for 4 days. Got 2 opinions from surgeons. Also have over the last couple of years developed sharp left Lowe quad. Discomfort. A colicky pain that I had to rush to ER. Only relief was with morphine. Nobody know what it is. Is it connected? Had Ct and ultrasound? Told maybe abdominal wall defect or a stitch from other hernia surgery…. so I don't know what's exactly going on, but I'm not jumping to do anything. As it turns out, so far today is a good day…
Also asked earlier if I take anyone to appointments and yes I do, with the exception of 1. My husband goes with me. Today I have appoint with my nephrologist. I see a new gi person in a few weeks to see if the can help me sort it all out. I called Mayo fo appointment but it's tough to get all the files and get insurance to pay and then fly out from Boston. A little overwhelming. So that's it. This to shall pass.. you asked, so there it is!

Oct 21, 2018 · I was diagnosed with diverticulitis in Digestive Health

I've been miserable. So much abdominal discomfort. The last 8 days have not been good. I know I have to do something, surgery, at some point.

Oct 11, 2018 · I was diagnosed with diverticulitis in Digestive Health

I feel better. I found what works for me as far as food. Lots of fiber is key.
I need surgery, electively.
Need to find the right person at the right place.

Oct 4, 2018 · Diverticulosis in Digestive Health

T.y., I needed to hear that!