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Hello there group,
I just want to pull my hair out! Ok, so im 43, ive been dealing with divertiular disease for about 10+ years now. I have flare ups roughly 4-5 times per year. Some of these flare ups have resulted in hospital stays for the default flagyl and cipro drip for about a week, but for the most part i get the 14 day course of cipro and flagyl. I am so tired of it. I flat out refuse to take meds this time. I was diagnosed last thursday evening with freakin right side diverticulitis this time! It has ALWAYS been on the lower left side.... what in the world is going on? How the heck has this thing spread? Now my GI is talking about a repeat colonoscopy in 8 weeks, and a surgical consultation for bowel resection... I know I might sound like a brat right now, but I just can't wrap my mind around removing a portion of my intestine. Especially since it's my understanding that the diverticular pouches can be widespread throughout the intestines and can flare up at any given time.... Honestly, I have a terrible depressed attitude about this. I feel like if i shut my eyes and ears to this .. i'll be just fine. Im still young, I have a good job, my children are grown, I am welcoming new grand babies... I feel fine. Well....not fine... but I don't dwell on it until im forced to. Anybody feel like I do? I am a responsible person. I promise I am... but i'm very frustrated with my body and medical treatment protocols all around right now. I didn't even know I was sick this time. I knew I felt tired and heavy in the belly, but no excrutiating pain... until they PUSHED ON IT...... I had no clue I was walking around with a fever either. It's very hard to pay attention to what's really happening when I have a life to live. Your thoughts?
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