My husband had this diagnosis - diverticulosis. He has to eat a high fiber diet, reduce his fat intake, have yogurt each day, along with fresh fruit and take Metamucil each night. If he does all of these things he has no trouble whatsoever. But if he strays from these things he has difficult bm's and sometimes blood in the toilet bowl. He had one benign polyp. We're watching his diet carefully, it's fairly easy, he has whole grain, brown rice now, whole grain bread, whole grain pasta when I make pasta, fresh berries each day, etc. I'm on the opposite diet for fiber but we each can enjoy what works for us.
He was told he didn't have to avoid nuts, seeds, corn, tomatoes, that's for diverticulitis. People tend to get the two diagnoses mixed up.
The thing that helps him the most is the nightly Yoplait yogurt with fresh fruit and a glass of Metamucil.
- Rectal Cancer 4/29/99, Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 8 weeks later)
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening