Been suffering with diverticulitis for 18 years, with three hospitalizations and many flair-ups.
After the last one I decided to take my gastro doctor's advice and had corrective surgery, known as a colon-resection in November 2007, to remove the diseased part of the colon..
The most common area for diverticulosis is the Sigmoid Colon, which is located on the left side. Although it is possible to develop the disease in other parts of the colon.
One of the best decisions I have made, as I got my life back. No more cramping, pain, constipation, restrictive diets, etc. And the best part is I can eat everthing.
As far as avoiding seeds and nuts, as some doctors would have you believe, my well respected colon surgeon and updated research states this is unproven. As a matter of fact, nuts are a good source of fiber, which we all know is helpful to avoid diverticulitis.
Been there done that!
Post Edited (st43) : 7/23/2008 7:27:41 PM (GMT-6)