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1/20/10 6:44 P

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Hi - I just got home today from the hospital. I HAD to have a colon resection, it was no longer a consideration but a necessity due to an abscess that wouldn't heal, even after being drained. However, I am on the road to recovery now. My specialist told me that if we chew all of our food to a paste and eat plenty of fibre, everything should stick together and we should not have trouble. Good luck!

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1/16/10 10:36 P

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Hi there.

If you check the LINKS section of this group you'll find a tonne of info that I've rounded up from around the Web. As to the nut/seed thing, different things set different people off. As a general rule, nuts/seeds have been ruled out as a risk factor for those with diverticulosis. If someone warns you away from nuts/seeds you're receiving outdated information.

That being said, if something is making you sick, definitely stop eating it. I keep a food journal so that I can track what I ate before I got ill. Find that it helps me greatly.

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Sean M.

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1/10/10 5:24 P

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Thanks everyone! I'm sorry that I missed the responses sooner. I'm definitely not tempting the nut/seed thing. I ate some sweet potatoes with pecans at Thanksgiving and two days later was in major pain. Could have been coincidence, but I'm not taking the change again!

I've signed up for that newsletter and will check out the site this week. I'm glad to see a forum as that's something I was hoping to find.

Thanks again!

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1/3/10 9:20 A

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Sorry to hear about your diagnosis, but at least now you know what has been causing discomfort. I kinda felt the same way. My first attack was cleared up quickly with meds, so reading all the stuff about "The D" made me so glad that I wasn't among the rest who suffered so terribly. I then gained 20 pounds, which brought me to my 2nd attack that started Sept. 17 and finally put me in the hospital in November. I have been off work since the end of October and have had a few good weeks where I thought I'd be going back to being back in pain.

I wish you luck. Everything I read really focuses on the basics of lots of fibre and water and low fat. I have been taking Benefibre as a supplement every morning and have found that to be helping somewhat, plus it forces some extra water in too. There's plenty of other information and you will find that it's trial & error. Really listen to your body. When you start to feel that pain, stick to foods that won't aggravate it (you could google "low residue diet), which is what they recommend following a hospital visit of clear liquid only.

I subscribed to the following: newsletter@end-diverticulitis.com. They e-mail lots of tips, so it may be a good source for you to look at. Good luck!

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1/2/10 7:23 P

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I usually just google whatever information I need and then take the best results I get (like well-known places such as the Mayo Clinic or organizations specializing in diverticular disease). http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/diverticu
litis/DS00070

You will find that several sites that appear to be for patients are really funded by a particular medication (you'll notice that they are trying to sell a product when you start seeing things about how to manage the disease and their name is prominently displayed).

There are several articles out there that say the school of thought is changing about not eating seeds, nuts and popcorn. I, however, don't think it's worth the chance of a flare-up and hospital stay to give it a try at this point.

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1/2/10 12:44 A

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Hi all! I am 31 and just recently diagnosed with diverticulosis. It does go a long way to explaining several years worth of pain! I would love any guidance in websites and forums where I can learn more about this disease. I seem to struggling to find good information and a place where others really know what this is like. Thanks! (I'm so excited to have found this group here! It's my first success at finding like-diagnosed people.)

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