A day in the life of... Nov 30, 2016 13:07:01 GMT -6
Post by GhostMod 5000 on Nov 30, 2016 13:07:01 GMT -6
I have had issues with diverticulitis over the last few years. I'll
Let you google that. Usually treated with antibiotics and you're well but after 2-3 infections they will want to just remove the bad part of your colon. It can get bad enough to develop abscesses or fistulas to your bladder or if your a gal, vagina.
Since end of June I've been struggling with a chronic infection. They call it smoldering diverticulitis. Pain and tenderness on the left side, low. Been on antibiotics everyday since end of July and a few trips to the ER. Saw a surgeon in August who wanted me to do the surgery then but I had a big project at work going on and for Christ sake, football season was going to start! So I told him I'd wait. He said I wouldn't make it through football season. Challenge accepted.
Then in October my project from hell was done, we had met our $4000 deductible for the year and football season was close to being over so I scheduled it. There was a chance that once they got in there, if the tissue was poor they would have to do a colostomy or ileostomy but fortunately everything was okay in that respect. In fact they were surprised at how well it looked...not sure what that means..guess the antibiotics did their job.
They had me eating regular food since the evening of surgery. I am very sore but actually the bouts of diverticulitis were more painful. They took out the sigmoid colon and supposedly once that's out you rarely will have diverticulitis again.
Sounds liek you're full of shit.