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My symptoms started on Wednesday. I was achy and had stomach pains but thought I had a stomach bug. Thursday morning I had severe pains that came in waves and almost made me pass out. I heard that kidney stones where very painful so I thought that was what I had. Went to doctor and was diagnosed with urinary tract infection because I had blood in my urine (although I told them I had no pain when I urinated) Sent me home with antibiotic. By afternoon, was in bad pain again but not the contraction type pains... this was constant pain. Called the doctor to tell them that I was in a lot of pain still and was told I had to give antibiotic a full 24 hours to work. Needless to say, I suffered all night. My husband wanted to take me to emergency room but I can be very stubborn and wanted to wait it out thinking I would feel better in the morning. The pains where terrible again in the morning and was finally went to ER. Did a catscan which showed diverticulitis with abscess 4.5 mm. Was told they could not aspirate because of where it was located. I was treated with antibiotics and liquid diet and was released today (Monday). Now I feel pretty lost. I was told to follow up with GI doctor but not quite sure what to eat on a low fiber diet which I was told to stay on for one week. Can I eat yogart, butter, pasta even rice? Then I am to switch to high fiber. Quite honestly, I'm scared to death to eat anything. In the meantime, the hospital doctor told me that I still should consider surgery because it was complicated diverticulitis. This is all so much to take in and I'm looking for any advice and recommendations. Thank you all!
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