Leslie, Thank you for your reply. Those are some very good questions for me to ask my dr. I have to have the abcess and any other pockets cut out but the surgeon didn't mention taking so much that I would need a colostomy. I will ask him and also ask about the area where the resectioning is. I am going to follow a very careful diet. I had been eating stawberries all summer and found out that the tiny seeds really stick to any diverticulosis pocket which can get infected. I can't eat any berries, nuts, seeds or popcorn. I had eaten walnuts and popcorn before my 1st attack and I wonder if that and the berries was the cause. Well, I don't want to repeat this agony so I will be very careful in the future. I appreciate you taking the time to tell me of your experience. It truly helps when people with similar problems provide a reply. Thanks again.