Thursday, July 28, 2011

Diverticulitis...what was I thinking...oh yea...I wasn't

Well, I am three weeks post op today!  YEA!  But that also means that it's been 5 weeks since I ate one morsel of fiber...NOT GOOD!!!  What was I thinking!!!????  I know I have diverticulosis...my surgeon knows I have diverticulosis...so why the hell didn't i think about the effect this pre-op/post-op diet was going to have on my colon????  So...I'm home from work...two days into a diverticulitis attack...praying for the antibiotics to kick in and back on clear liquids.  Anyone else have this condition???  I guess benefiber would have been the thing to do these last two weeks or so...but not one mention of it from the surgeon...and me...I've been so focused on the post op diet I COMPLETED FORGOT ABOUT IT!!!  I need my head examined! 
Ok...so I've just channeled my grandmother on you guys and discussed my colon in an open forum...God bless us everyone!

7 comments:

Ronnie said...

Uh-oh! Hope you get to feeling better soon. :(

Darlin1 said...

Hi Dede, I have Diverticulosis also ,but haven't had any issues since I got the band almost a year and a half ago. I did have a bout of Shingles last Oct, that at first, they diagnosed as diverticulitis, because the CT scan showed the pockets. I don't eat nearly enough vegetables! You should start taking Benefiber or Juice Plus. I hope the anti's start working quickly and you feel better ................NO FUN!!!

You are in my thoughts!!

Then of course you will probably have a small... temporary... weight gain, because of the anti's. Or be like me who loses about 5 lbs every time I have some sort of trauma in my life....unfortunately that seems to be the only way I lose.

XO

Amanda Kiska said...

Feel better! I think we all have some issues with not getting enough fiber and could benefit from some benefiber.

Debi said...

Hi Dede! Thank you for Following me! I am now Following you too!

I am so sorry that you have to go through the problems of Diverticulitis....and I hope that you feel better soon!

Keep up the good work, you are doing great!

And I love your vacation photos!!

~Lisa~ said...

Hey Dede! I'm a new follower and I am enjoying your blog! Can't wait to read more!!

Anonymous said...

I hope you feel better soon! :)

Fangirl Says/Monica (for some reason, I can't comment while logged in!)

dede said...

Thanks so much Beauties...I am feeling much better and will go into work tomorrow and see how long I last...hate using my PTO for being sick!!! Too many cool things I want to do with that time!!
Have a wonderful night!
dede