... I think you may have what I did, infected area that just did not heal. I took repeat courses of antibiotics and as soon as I went off them I ran fevers again. It is very dangerous to have an abscess burst and spread stool and infection into your abdomen, requires emergency surgery and possible colostomy. Diet will not cure it but for now you should be on a low residue diet... (5 replies)
... I appreciate your comments and am so glad that you have had such good results. I still have not figured out how the DR decides that you need surgery. I have had 4 flares in a year (my first that I know of) and now they say surgery. Don't want to have a flare if I am out of the country or away from home so I will be seeing a surgeon in the next two weeks. I had a colonoscopy... (5 replies)
... I like your attitude, you can do this. You are going to be so happy not to have chronic infection wearing you down, it will be worth it. I am so grateful to my surgeon who had the skill to remove the diseased part of my colon, I am convinced she saved my life. Absolutely no problems for five years.
This is a pretty common surgery and anasthesia nowadays is very safe, I am... (5 replies)
... I am looking forward to feeling healthy again but have always been nervous of surgery! i just keep telling myself i am taking this one step at a time and i can do it! My surgery is scheduled for Feb 2 which is my 30th anniversary. lol i told the surgeon that i can celebrate later when i will feel better and can eat! lol Thanks for your reply! (5 replies)
... The postop pain is not bad at all! I have had 6 or 7 surgeries prior on knees and shoulder and the recovery was much worse.For me the pain in lower abdomen was a dull ache, not a sharp pain, and it was much better in only a few weeks. Do some walking every day, adding more gradually. You are going to be very happy the diverticulitis is gone, and you no longer face a... (5 replies)
... Soo..I have battled with diverticulitis for 10 years. Flareups have become more and more frequent (like every two weeks) and the pain in unbearable. I am scheduled to have surgery in about a week. I am having laprascopic surgery and the doctor says i will have an epidural when i get to recovery to enable me to be up which will decrease the possibility of blood clots. I am... (5 replies)
... I had a sigmoid colon resection 2 years ago. I am starting to get pains in my lower abdomen where I used to get pain during diverticulitis flare ups. Anyone have the same issues? ... (0 replies)
... His Leslie, I had my surgery at thend of July! I still have a lot of muscle pain where Dr did the big incision by belly button.He said that is normal! My stomach always feels like I just did 100s of sit-ups! I have interment pain in my lower stomach, maybe where the reattachment was done I am not sure along with some pains four off and onion my rectumn area. I feel so much... (4 replies)
... Hi Libby, I seem to be in the same boat...6 weeks post surgery from sigmoid colon resection. Also lost 12 inches. Surgery was lap but I have a10 inch incision. ... (4 replies)
... I had a complete sigmoid colon resection two weeks ago - hand assisted laparoscopy. The area between my navel and the large incision burns terribly. especially after bearing down after during a bowel movement. However it also hurts when I stand up and when I bend or sit. The incision site is virtually pain free. There is no redness or swelling.
Otherwise my recovery is... (0 replies)
... I had a sigmoid colon resection three years ago and it took me all of six months to begin feeling stronger. Mine was an open surgery which may take a bit longer to get over. ... (5 replies)
... I had a colon resection 8 weeks ago to remove a twist in my colon. Most of my sigmoid colon was removed. ... (1 replies)
... Is it possible to have diverticulitis again, even though I had a sigmoid colon resection a few years back after I had a micro perforation? ... (2 replies)
... absess. I ended up having a sigmoid colon resection. But now I am experiencing these strange problems. Could anyone give me any ideas as to what might be going on? ... (4 replies)
... Had my operation on Monday it's now Friday. I'll give you the good and bad, bad is that most of the postings on the boards are from people who had a bad experience and I had the complete opposite, I'm eating a slice of pizza while I'm typing this. The nurse in my pre surgical exam said I should start pushing the pain pump as soon as I could because I didn't want the pain to... (0 replies)
... I am six in half weeks post colon resection. Suppose to be lap but ended up with open colectomy. I had the surgery for diverticulitis and it ended up being much more extensive. ... (4 replies)
... I just had sigmoid colon resection 15 days ago and my story wasn't as easy as the others. I didn't go home for 11 days! My colon wasn't producing a BM though I had plenty of gas. My surgeon couldn't figure out what was wrong! ... (28 replies)
... months ago i had 12" inches of my sigmoid colon removed due to 2 bouts of acute diverticulitus which i was hospitalized for. This has been a very trying 6 months. I have continuing diarrhea. ... (0 replies)
... Hello fatty: I was only on morphine a day or two.
They sent me home with a tylenol with codine-type pill which I took for a day or two.
I know from a lot of experience, Dr.s overtreat pain.
I put myself on tylenol and weened off that over about a 4-5 week period.
Mine was a laparascopic sigmoidectomy which as you know is much less painful than
a regular mid-line incision.... (11 replies)
... behind me, but obviously I've had my share of HOLY GOD I NEED DILAUDID RIGHT NOW moments. My surgery is in December and I just want this thing out. It's in my sigmoid colon and I'm hoping it'll be done lap. ... (11 replies)