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I have been offered surgery for my diverticulitis and am feeling really scared. Because I also suffer from painful bladder syndrome the surgeon

has said that he can't guarantee that the operation will cure me.

Anyone had the surgery? Is it very painful and what is the recovery time? Any info would be great.


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    Are you in the US they don't really do surgery in the UK unless you are really bad I have read on here that some people who have had surgery feel 100 percent better but a couple of them didn't I suppose it's individual. Sorry I am not much help

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      I'm in the UK. I have severe diverticulitis.

      I'm worried about post op, plus if it's not my bowel

      causing all my pain I will have had the op for nothing and

      still be in terrible pain, but saying that I feel that I have to

      take the chance as It could really help.

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      I hope it all works out for you. I have multiple diverticula and have lots of flares. I had an appointment last week to see a consultant privately but my daughter broke her foot so I have rearranged for 2 weeks. Please let me know how you get on with your op
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      Good luck with the consultant. I have been in hospital

      so many times that the operation is the only option left to me now. I'm dreading it and would love to hear from others that have

      been through it but I suppose they are living their lives and don't

      post anymore. I'm nearly 70 so feel age is against me.

      I had a c section 36 years ago, I wonder if it's similar 😕

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    I'm going to a colorectal surgeon myself tomorrow...I've been dealing with this horrible disease for over five years. Every flare-up gets worse. I'll keep you posted ...

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      I am going to see one on the 25th I have heard they don't like to operate in the UK unless there is no other alternative. So I will wait and see what he has to say. I was only diagnosed last year but I think I have had DD for years used to put it down to a nervous tummy Good luck today let us know how you get on x

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