Hi Linda, I just had surgery last month for diverticulosis. I have had it for more than 10 yrs. and I am 52 yrs. old. It is an awful thing to have to deal with. Attacks after attacks, taking antibiotics all time. Diverticulosis is nothing to play around with. Do what your Dr. says. I stayed in the hospital for 8 days. That was no fun either. And there are always things that can happen during surgery, the tube leading from my bladder to my kidney was cut accidentally, and a stint had to be put in. Then I took a very bad infection in my kidney, had to stay another 6 days for that. So take it from me, becareful, watch what you eat, do what your tells you.