Hi everyone, My name is Eileen. I live on the central eastern coast of florida. In addition to my new diagnosis of diverticulitis, I also have epilisy and a handful of other annoyances. And going through a seizure medication change now too which is always a ball of laughs.
last friday I had my first diverticulitis attack. I had a mild temperture ( barely 101) but felt like I was giving birth to a pineapple. I NEVER want to go through that again. I hope its my last and thats my goal. Had a CT scan, and started 10 days of antibiotics. Took my last cippro this morning and my last flagyl will be at 1pm. yay!!! so glad to be off them,
I did the clear diet liquid thing for two days out of common sense cause the urgent care center did not give me any after care instructions what so ever. In fact on the wayhome I was famished and grapped a burger at mcdonalds on the way home, but got nausous at the smell. the urgent care center just advised to follow up with my primary care in 5 days,
after the clear liauids diet I started with scramped eggs and white toast (yuck), Now I am up to a little bit of chicken breast, apple sauce, canned peaches and egg noodles too. I am so tired all the time!
at the follow up visit, when i asked my doctor what i could/ should eat,, he told me to go WEB MD. and do bland "soft in, soft out". really? thats what I am paying him for? geez.
I started to use sparkpeople tracker again, so I could track my fiber intake this time too.I know I should be slowly increasing my fiber, but I am terrified of getting that horrible pain again. AND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY 56 YEARS I AMREALLY AFRAID TO EAT. I've had two children and this was so much worse!
Now that the antibiotics are over, whats next? How do I over come the fear and start eating again?
| current weight: 158.5