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My initial attack came Dec 25th 2017 with classic symptoms. At the time, I was unaware of what was happening other than to assume it was some type of food poisoning. I waited it out over about 9 days, then returned to normal.
Mid January, I had a moment of sharp pain behind my bladder. The next day, I began showing similar symptoms as in December so I scheduled an appointment with my Dr. By Jan 26/2018, I had a CT scan completed where I was diagnosed with Diverticulitis, prescribed antibiotics and given a bland diet, then on to high fiber once I felt normal.
Over the next 30 days, my symptoms did not improve much with general malaise and bladder pain during urination, so I went back to my Dr. where he ordered another CT scan. This scan showed a moderate abscess directly behind my bladder (which explained my ongoing bladder pain). I was admitted that day and remained in the hospital on IV antibiotics. Day 1, I was administered a CT guided procedure to drain the abscess and had 8 ml of puss removed. Culture indicated E-Coli and Bacteriodes thetaitaomicron, which is somewhat resistant to antibiotic treatment. After 4 days in the hospital, I was released and given Augmenton for treatment. After 14 days, my bladder symptoms did not improve, so I met with the surgeon and was once again ordered another CT scan. This scan indicated a return of a small abscess (too small to drain) in the same area as well as bladder wall thickening and , so I was prescribed a different antibiotic (Levaquin) for 10 days. Since then, my symptoms have still not improved, now with lower abdominal pain around my bladder, fatigue, malaise, lower back pain and lower left quadrant soreness.
The official results of my last CT scan indicated unresolved localized bladder wall thickening and associated inflammatory change involving the sigmoid adjacent to my bladder. The bladder is suspect for fistula. Findings mostly indicate unresolved diverticulitis with unresolved abscess . Also, since everything has not resolved, inflammatory carcinoma of the sigmoid colon may be taking place.
I am 90 days into this, still experiencing pain and complications, as well as eating a very limited low residue diet. I do have colon resection surgery scheduled for 5/11, but I am concerned that I may be on the operating table much sooner than that. I know everyone's case is different, but has anyone else ever had this type of progression? My nerves can't take this anymore.
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