I also had severe diverticulitis, had total colectomy this past July. Post surgery, had major complications due to the anastomosis. It separated and for days had leakage before I went in for surgery. At that time, was septic and had a blood clot. Was given, per the hemotoligist, Lovenox (stronger than heparin). On the 6th day, my abdominal wound bled and wouldn't stop. Another surgery to remove staples, have the wound monitored & heal on it's own (3months.) When the bleeding occurred, I was immediately switched to heparin, but the damage was already done. My surgeon stated that in 25 years of surgery, myself and another patient of his bleed out abdominally because of Lovenox. There has to be something that they can do...you can not go into surgery with the response that you've received. Best of luck!!!
Post Edited (windy city) : 12/30/2010 5:29:17 PM (GMT-7)