Hi SoSick and welcome to Healing Well. I am so sorry to hear that you are feeling very poorly. You sure have alot going on at one time. I am with PaLady on this one, I really doubt any of this is connected together at all. You just have several different health problems hitting you all at once.
I would address getting my depression under control better than what it is now. Also, people with chronic pain have a tendancy to have depression. Many times with the right medication it can help somewhat in the pain department. Its like they go hand in hand.
You mentioned you had surgery and also have a problem with stenosis, which is narrowing and it can cause nerves to become pinched. Surgery does not always relieve the nerve pain, it can stay the same, get worse or improve. Only time will tell in that area as nerves have to heal on their own if they are going to heal at all. Are you by chance seeing a pain mgt dr? If not, I would suggest that ask your PCP to refer you to one for an evaluation. Many times pain mgt drs can help get our pain under better control. Alot of times pain medication will not touch nerve pain, but there are medications that do help with nerve pain, its a matter of finding what will help you.
Diverticulitis can be a very wicked disease. With you just getting out of the hospital you already know that. Is your situation bad enough that the drs think surgery may be the next step? I have a friend that has suffered probably a good 20 yrs with the flare-ups, he needed surgery and kept putting it off. He ended up having surgery and it adone laproscopic and he said he wished he had done it much sooner-would have saved him alot grief. Other than diet and staying on top of when a flare hits thats about all you can do. I do know diet is very important.
I had gall bladder surgery in 02 and it took awhile for my body to adjust after having this surgery. One of the things many end up with is diarhea for awhile.
I have multiple diseases, two autoimmune diseases and many, many health issues, yes at times we do feel that we are cursed. It takes alot of time to go through and get everything sorted out and under control.
Take care of yourself and keep us posted on how you are doing.
Moderator Chronic Pain
crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Swveral other health issues just not enough roo to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.