Diverticular Disease

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I have diverticular disease but in recent months it has got to the stage where my stomach grumbles and I need to toilet v v quickly. Resulting in accidents. Advice please?

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    Hi allyson,I was diagnosed with diverticulitis a week before Xmas after passing out on the toilet in agony the pain is bad ,I am in the process of trying to regulate my bowels and getting nowhere ,I keep getting the runs and wind ,I don’t know how to get myself into regular motions so I would be grateful for any feedback,I know it’s hard to get the diet right so I know what your going through,this site seems brilliant though people in the same situation and we’re all struggling hopefully together we can all find a happy medium
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      Thank you so much Jacqueline I am struggling with this ,my doctor is hopeless ,I seem to have diarrhoea most of the time ,I’m 71 years old and disabled ,I just bought a nutribullet and hopefully can make some soups ,it seems most of us struggle and I really don’t want to be hospitalised again,I will go on the site now thank you again 
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      Hello  pauline ,you are more than welcome, I know it's an awful shock ,and not a lot of help from people who should be around to help. You will find lots of help on the D.D forum ,and some laughs .Keep in touch.xxbiggrin

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      Why are you eating soups, you need some protein, Fish is excellent ,and easy to digest, without the batter or breadcrumbs. What's a  nutribullet ??

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      Hi Jacqueline,you are of course correct ,ive been having soup because I’ve been told I should have a liquid diet to give my bowels a rest I do like fish so to the fishmongers I go🤗a nutribullet is a blender that you can make soups and smoothies in so I can get broccoli or cauliflower in liquid form you can also make mocha etc ,I could be wrong going down this road ,will get it right one day ,I’m very grateful for your help

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      Hi Pauline... so,,,, you like baby food. !!!!! time for you to join the grown upsrolleyesYou really don't have to blend everything.including cauli ,and broccoli,, you will be blending sprouts next just cook them on  the tender side, and chew well, I love fish ,If it swims ,that's good,and easily to digest.

      Keep everything flowing through the "BACK DOOR" that's the most important thing .

       I love tinned peas, and I have been known to shell a tin full of processed peas,  What a pleasure that was, rolleyes take care, Keep in touch   

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      Hi Jacqueline,🤐🤠,oh Lorrie where am I going wrong ,I really have been misinformed, but I’m not gonna shell a tin of peas,update I had fish for my tea ,I like fish so that wasn’t hard to do ,sadly without peas but in hindsite maybe have mushy peas eh !!!!,I am having problems with my back door it either flows to much or closes shut I’m taking fibregel to hopefully get my dose of fibre ,I do like your sense of humour 🦀🐟🐡🦐🐳🦈

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      Sense of humour most important ingredient.. I find being miserable is not the answer, to anything. .I prefer to see peoples teeth ,rather than 

      scrunched lips.. Now ,,who has been giving you naff info..??? Now, don't mock the afflicted,,cry Have you read the very first input of D Diners,, in which case you will know what a state I was in,, I could have died from malnutrition,,  Should say "Fear of Food," was big in my life, not any longer,, 

      That is why I shelled the peas ,very therapeutic ,I don't do that now, but only take half off..you have to train your rubbish remover, to operate at a set time every day,, don't laugh,, well O.K. if you must,

      you may be eating something you are allergic to, without knowing,

       Are you taking a Probiotic,, ?? most important ,it's a capsule full of colonic bug fighters , that works really well and keeps your guts on track. Iv'e taken them for three years now, and I'm flare free,,  and rubbish removing is not a problem  What are those funny squares ??questionlol   

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      Hey yah,!!!ive got something right ,I started taking probiotics 3 days ago so I’m learning ,yes I have read all the msgs on the divi site and found I can’t eat mushy peas ,you have gone through the mill as I have I couldn’t have Xmas dinner because I had just been discharged from hospital and couldn’t eat I had 5 days of intro antibiotics,I’m gonna be like a sponge now and suck everything up on this forum ,it was my doctor who had given me the previous advise they know nothing oh I told my daughter I’ve joined dividiners you can guess her reply 🍟🍔🥪🥝🥕🥦

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      I was on the drips only ,no food regime, Being allergic to penicillin, was a bit of a poser for the doctors, One of the drips made me puke for England. and I was quite sore for ages when I got home ,an having no help when I left the hospital was a very frightening experience. However ,past that point now, Tell me then,,, what your daughter said,, rolleyes 
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      Hi Jacqueline, my daughter has a wicked sense of humour and divi in hull means your a bit mental 😹which I prob am ,having no help from hospital is bad ,that’s why we are in the air as what to do from here,I’m gonna get there ,the drips I had were varied I don’t even know what I had ,I’m off to the fishmongers this week buy some skate wings,crab,having chicken tomorrow with mash n veg it will go down well,just hope it will exit as good as it will be received,take care Jacqueline x

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      Morning. the long gap, means I was in bed when you were still up.

      I have a very good friend who lives in Hull. and I have had the pleasure of being in Castle Hill hospital.  Went and re stocked on Acidophulis

      and Turmeric yesterday ,while the prices were good,

      Skate is about the only fish I have not tried ,purely because  I can never see any flesh on them  You will "Get there " as long as you don't get held back by the  odd hiccough you will get thrown at you, Mental seems to fit us quite well, will have to ask my friend if it means totally mental Enjoy your chicken, and chew it well xxx,   

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      Good morning Jacqueline,your right about skate not a lot of flesh but I like the taste ,I like all sea food except shark yuk ,and I refused dolphin once ,I’m taking bio kult don’t know if it works yet I will chew chicken 👨?🍳 in reality I am struggling atm I get the runs and then a couple of days of constipation ,it’s early days for me I guess it’s trial and error ,you like castle hill huh it’s the better of the two hospitals we have I was rushed to the infirmary and I really don’t like the place ,do you live close to hull then ,I’m an Essex girl but brought up in hull,have a nice day today x

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      Have I asked you before about taking  a Probiotic ?? It keeps your guts happy. by killing all the ratbags off, I was sent to Castle hill from York for a heart bypass ,the surgeon was brilliant.  Funny chip shop 

      you have !!!!! serving Dolphin and Shark, cheesygrin  What's Bio kult ?? There are some strange stuff floating around , I found a good one ,and I'm sticking to it.. Will probably do some boring Green Godess

       stuff today ,Far too much traffic around ,all driving around Derbyshire ,just filling the lanes up, Speak soon xx x Want to  know what you do with the chicken rolleyes 

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      No you didn’t mention probiotics but I’m onto it now ,the boi kilt was a panic buy for me ,I’m now getting the same as you from Holland and Barr at buy one get one half price,,yes well as for fish shops ,I bought shark from a wet fish shop years ago called monument fisheries I cooked it omg it was vile it had a layer of fat on it never again the dolphin !!! I got married in Barbados and ordered catch of the day it was dolphin and I refused it I must say it caused an uproar in the restaurant the lady went into a frenzy saying it was an ugly dolphin ,I’m gonna blend my chicken before eating ,,,,,,haha,,,no I will have a nice chicken dinner hope your day goes well x
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      GOOD start Take the pro,twice a day brekky and dinner. ,do NOT miss any. You will notice a big difference after it has got established. I love Barbados, well .I did, before it  got like Blackpool. Had two wonderful holidays there. Flying fish was the main fish they ate then. Was the Jolly Roger pirate boat operating when you were there. ?The flying fish were all over the sea  and Barbados punch on the boat with an on board B.B Q 

      Are you serious about blending chicken ???Ain't you got no teeth.??? Been an electrician today, one of my must be  persons.sorting lamps out,, I know ,,get a life, ,

      Sorry if I am long winded in replying ,but this 'ere laptop lives upstairs in my bedroom, so I don't get tempted to use it during the day. I have an aunt called Pauline, who now qualifies as a relic  rolleyes 

      so ,,what else do we have in common ?? Don't suppose you are a 

      horse rider ??dotty about dogs, or scoff wine gums ?? 

      Your whizzed chicken should be well into your system by now.. #are you O.K ??

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      Hey I bed your snoring in bed now ah well 🤪it was 25 years ago in Barbados yes the Jolly Roger was there I nearly got killed I rescued a hawksbill turtle and her eggs from some local s didn’t realise they had guns but all ended well,I made the local papers ,well one thing in common I hate Blackpool no I wasn’t serious about the chicken I had roast chicken dinner will know tomorrow if it doesn’t go down well I used to ride horses when younger and I’m a dog freak got a Yorkshire terrier he’s been very ill at the exact time I went into hospital he has struvite stones in his bladder but we managed to save him a massive op he’s on a prescription diet that is slowly dissolving them I am disabled with various probs and nearly 72 yrs old our last hol was 9\11in America we got trapped in that awful twin towers and not been away since sleep well my new friend speak soon x

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