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Dear all -
My wife's had her first (and bad) bout of diverticulitis, with our first notice of it being in hospital with what turned out to be a perforated sigmoid colon, although luckily not too septic. This was treated with IV antibiotics and nothing by mouth for 2 days, followed by clear liquids, etc. advancing to a soft mechanical diet. All in hopes the perforation would heal without surgery.
Well, 3 weeks post discharge things took a turn for the worse and now she's scheduled for upcoming resection of the sigmoid colon. The surgeon indicates some 30+ cm will need resecting.
Isn't this essentially the entire thing? Do you know of others who've had so much taken, and can you speak to their life-quality afterwards? (I.e., post-op healing, dietary restrictions going forward, and the like?)
Thanks all who have the opportunity to comment.
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