Hi, I usually post on depression forum. I have recently had a long bout with diverticulitis and wondered if anyone can give me an answer or reply. I don't know if this is the right place to be posting my problem. I got diverticulitis the beginning of Aug. Was on antibiotics for 10 days and improved. May have gone back to my regular diet too soon and it came back with a vengeance. I was in the hospital for 6 days. Had 2 CT scans and I have an abcess. It is in a bad place and cannot be drained so I have to have surgery in about
8 weeks. Have several dr appts. before, have to have another CT scan and a colonoscopy. I still have a bit of cramping on my left side and don't know if that is normal considering my circumstances. I am scared. I have never been this sick before. I am worried about
the surgery. I have to be in the hospital for about
a week until my colon heals and I can start eating again and have my bowels working again. Has anyone else had diverticulitis or an abcess? Drs. only tell you what is necessary and always seem to be in a hurry and never fully answer my questions. If anyone can help or reply to me I would very much appreciate it.