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It's been a few weeks since i've posted on here. Since the last time I posted, I had yet another Diverticulitis attack.. but this one was mild. I refused to fill the meds... I have SO MUCH MEDICINE in my home.... To add to matters, I have also had these recurrent IBS flare ups lately. Tomorrow I have a surgical consult and im feeling overwhelmed. I don't know how to properly communicate to this guy how miserable I truly am. I don't know if he is at all concerned about the quality of life that I am currently experiencing either. Each day is filled with some sort of abdominal discomfort, whether acute or dull ache. There are bouts of fevers, aches, nausea and general loss of hunger... and oh yeah, almost always flip flopping between consitpation and diarrhea... I am able to function, only because I have gotten used to feeling like crap. It's quite sad actually. I am not sure about all this surgery stuff. I have a pompous GI who throws cipro and flagyl at me like nobody's business... refusing to actually empathize with me. Last time, I didn't even see her, I saw her NP who basically told me "look, you have diverticulitis.. it's a progressive disease and there's nothing we can do about it except antibiotics or surgery...".... i was floored... although i know she was telling the truth. My diverticular disease has now progressed to the right side as well. What do you guys think... elect to have surgery as a hopeful preventative now while im 43, or just keep dealing with the pain and flare ups? Im so lost as to what to do... and i meet with this surgeon tomorrow..... any thoughts? Oh yeah, my wonderful GI cancelled my colonoscopy this friday with no explanation... smh - time to find another doctor I think...
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