Been awhile since reply, my apologies. Pretty much on cipro/flagyl constant now, as the sigmoid appears to be nearly ready to "give out". I have an appt with a good surgeon in 3 weeks and I highly suspect it will be to discuss when a sigmoidectomy will occur. My GI referred me to the surgeon and is in the "get it done" camp.
I know it is diverticulitis, as each dose of cipro/flagyl knocks out the specific spot of the pain where I have a bad diverticulum. Then it comes right back after the dose is done. My ascending, transverse and most of descending feel great. Where the descending bends into the sigmoid over to the rectal area is where it gets "funky". Sounds very much like I have the "smoldering" form of diverticulitis.
I changed doctors and clinic and it was the best thing I ever did. I have a doctor that listens and cares now. It was so foreign to me that I actually broke down and cried last time with him.
Hey Sherry...in the ER they gave me a IV bag of ceftraxione for the first whack at it, then cipro/flagyl. I was still hot after that round, so two weeks later came a second round, now followed by a third. I think the goal now is get me calmed down enough for surgery.
Post Edited (U_Hydrae) : 7/24/2013 9:54:30 PM (GMT-6)