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: firstname.lastname@example.org. They e-mail lots of tips, so it may be a good source for you to look at. Good luck!
| Pounds lost: 8.0