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I have just joined this Forum & this is my first post. I hope that some of you may be able to help me?
I had Colonoscopy 3 years ago and got an all clear and not to return for another 10 years. Hence my surprise, that after having a CT Scan yesterday and blood tests, it shows that I have Diverticulitis .
My confusion is that I do not know what I should eat for the next couple of weeks since I was “diagnosed” today.
I had my “pain attack” on Monday night 3 days ago. As I didn’t know the reason for my pain & I was so lethargic on the following day (Tuesday), I just ate some oatmeal w/butter in the morning & some brie w/cracker late evening. It was a very different feeling for someone who is always hungry & trying to lose weight ;-)
Second day, Wednesday, my appetite picked up a little bit and had a lot of fruit, more oatmeal and Soy- lin bread w/brie & a little jam.
Today, Thursday, I continued with same type of food as Wednesday until I went to my GP.
When I visited my GP for the results, she gave me antibiotics to take for 5 days. I am also taking a Pro-Biotic suggested by the chemist. As my C reactive protein blood was suer high ,199 (normal is only5), she thinks it must be the Diverticulitis.
My GP also said I should not be eating Soy-Lin bread but instead wholemeal, she said quick oats oatmeal was ok and also cheese, but no more than 2 pieces of fruit.
The DR who ordered my test, called me after my visit to my regular GP, to ask how I was. He had seen the results and he said to go with the clear broth diet but when I told him I had already eaten more and was feeling ok, he said , that there is no clear indication of what one should eat, so to sort of “play it by ear” and see what my body can tolerate but to “take it easy”
I have also Googled and still VERY confused, especially because I am already feeling better today. I have only had a pain(mild) this morning and just feeling a bit tender in the lower left side of my abdomen when walking.
Has anyone of you been in a similar position and can possibly give me some suggestions of what to eat the next couple of weeks until I go on to a healthier more high fibre food plan?
Thanks in advance!
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