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I am a 33 year old healthy, but busy, person. Good diet too.
I started having abdominal pains in January when I was skiing - thought I had pulled a muscle badly but it especially hurt when I went to the loo (both ways!). Pains lasted a few days and don't like going to the doc!
Came back in March when it hurt a bit more.
Then it hurt very badly in April. Pain was getting worse so I went to my GP who diagnosed suspected appendicitus. Taken off to hospital and was opened up the next day.
When I woke up was told it was my colon and was sent for a CT scan straight away. Told it was not cancer but could be Diverticulitus or Chrones.
Pain still there 36 hours later so then sent a camera crew up behind which was pretty horrible.
Consultant then told me it was diverticultis. Was having a bad reaction to the drugs (was stoned!) and in hospital for a week on anti-biotics and pain killers.
Got home and needed the next week to sleep it off and get back to normal. Went back to work and felt knackered, and saw my consultant for a follow up.
Gave me loads of information but they want to be \"bullish\" about operating and removing my sigmoud colon, and are talking about me doing it on an elective basis before I get a further attack ... but the pains are still rumbling.
Ouch ouch ouch.
The things that gets me is that I have led a healthy-ish life. I'm physically in good shape, and eat a reasonably balanced diet with fruit and veggies and rarely have junk food. Enjoy a drink but rarely to excess. Busy, stressful life but generally in control.
Grandfather had it when he was 55.
Know that I need to have the op but why me?? Would love to talk to someone.
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