Diverticulitis

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Hi. I had a bad attack of diverticulitis nearly five years ago that landed me in the hospital for two days. Since then only a couple of minor episodes and the mental anguish that comes with the thought of what I’m eating and what if another major attack happens. About a few months ago I started having lower back pain that I could not identify as a muscle pull, constipation, or anything else. I had a regular check up with GP and he simply said it sounds like not much of anything. Problem is it’s worrying that this could be a colon problem. Now it seems like the pain is moving to left side and then shifting back to middle. Driving me crazy. Any thoughts?

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    I seem to get some unidentifyable pains or sensations in odd places in my abdominal area that shift around from time to time..I attribute it to strain of my recent bout of dd and stress of overconcern of things I may have not otherwise paid much creedence to.

    I think we all have the capacity to do that after dealing with the stress of one of these episodes.

    Find any way you can to be at peace and dont worry, if it turned out to be an actual problem there will be plenty of time to address it.

    My faith has what reinforces me in all things, I place all hope in Jesus and place all my fears and worries with him.

    Romans 5:2-5, Revelations 3:20 Be well and may God Bless

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    ARGH! I understand about living under the cloud of the next attack. Makes me afraid to travel--would hate to end up in a hospital in nowheresville. I'm new to this: was hospitalized a full week over Christmas w DV and large access. Thank God I didn't go septic and die. DV is a pretty weird thing; the past few days I felt really off and today I popped out of bet and have felt like my old self all day...physically and mentally. I can't explain what changed. I will have a colonoscopy in 2 wks and am so scared of what they'll see...I fear a lot of damage was done by all the infection I had. I didn't know anything about DV, so treatment didn't start for over 6 days into it. I thought I was having a gluten reaction, so wasn't worried. Tried to get in to see my GP and my GI and both were full. Didn't know I was in bad shape and should have gone to ER nearly a week earlier. OH, I so regret that. I guess the colonoscopy will tell the story. The surgeon that was assigned to me in the hospital seemed like a "let's cut it out" kind of guy. My GI dr is more "let's wait and see". The scary thing for me is I  didn't have any "Hurry to the ER" symptoms...no fever, chills, NO PAIN, no nausea...just a week of constipation, which was not normal for me. So now I never know what's lurking inside, since I don't seem to sense when things are going South. Thanks to all of you for being there. I cannot believe my drs didn't sit me down and explain anything to me...what to look for...my two drs have opposite food recommendations...can't believe they didn't have a nurse do some patient education with me. I feel they just dumped me back into my life not knowing much about what DV is, can do, etc. Thank heavens for online support: wish there was a live DV support group to go to. Looking forward to all of your posts. So helpful.

     

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      It's unfortunate but many medical professionals are not well versed and there are times you may hear conflicting information, e.g., nuts and seeds. Thankfully there are many resources for information online and forums such as this.

      Thank you for sharing your story, hoping your recovery continues w/o any many complication, may God bless you.

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    Hi Raf glad you have come on this forum, you will learn so much, agree the drs don,t seem to know much about this terrible D.D. ive ony had for a year now, thankfully no flare up yet, but have keeped to a very bland diet but have lost over 2stone had lots of test,s shows up all ok. Yes i get this low down back pain from time to time, also in the left side groin again drs don,t know why, so looks like we have to get on with it, keep well look after yourself
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