Thursday, November 02, 2017

"Cramping" my lifestyle




Please excuse me. I am totally down in the dumps and bummed out BIG TIME.

The Reason?  Early afternoon on Halloween, I started getting stomach pain. First, they were somewhat bearable. By the time 5pm rolled around, I could hear children starting to scurry about and I knew, I would not be able to hand out candy, due to the excruciating pain. So I placed the candy in a basket, outside my picket-fence gate with a sign: Sorry Kids, I'm sick. Help yourselves.

I didn't care if someone took the whole basket or anything.

The husband was at work. I was starting to run a fever. I was in bed by 9pm and had a miserable night tossing and turning trying to get comfortable due to the pain.

By morning, I decided "being brave" was not doing anything to lessen my pain so I went to the Doctor. My husband had to drive me.

Just by feeling around my lower abdomen and zeroing in on the spot with the pain, he said I had Diverticulitis. Prescribed 2 anti-biotics and sent me home.

I didn't even know how to say Diverticulitis!

Meanwhile, I am still having discomfort. I'm feeling hopeless and depressed - like my "eating life" is essentially over. I'm reading up and I don't like what I am reading.

I'll be 64 in March and I feel I am too damn young for this.

15 comments:

  1. It's rough! My uncle had it. He had to give up some things, but not all that he loved.

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    1. I just have to get through this rough spot.

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  2. I am sorry. I have diabetes and have to eat a restricted diet which is really not that bad. It is just aggravating having to think about how I eat. I hope you feel better soon.

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  3. I think you have to avoid things with little seeds, like nuts, etc. Otherwise, I think it is somewhat manageable. The thing is if you get too many attacks of it they want to do surgery, so better to try to manage it through diet. It does suck to age.

    betty

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    1. I hope so. It's just getting through these next few days on the antibiotics to heal.

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  4. Fortunately I have not had this but know a couple of folks who have and they were both much younger than me. We are always too young to be sick IMO.

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  5. I've heard of this, probably from watching Grey's Anatomy, but I don't know exactly what it is. Sorry you have to go through it and I hope it gets better soon.

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  6. My dad had diverticulitis and was in the hospital for at least a week before he was diagnosed. I remember my mom said that most people with diverticulitis need less roughage in their diets, but in my dad's case, he had to cut out spicy foods. She threw out the jalapeno peppers that he ate whole on a regular basis. Over time, I think you will find what foods work for you, but I'm sorry you have to go through this.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Yeah, I am sure all will be well, someday. It's just getting it all right and healing.

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  7. I hope you are feeling better! Do they know what causes it?

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  8. I have diverticulosis. They found it during a colonoscopy a few years ago. Little pouches in my intestines. Not inflamed or it would be itis not osis. Take care.

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  9. I'm so sorry you had to go through this, Debby. That was nice of you to still think of the kids and put a basket of candy with a sign out front even though you were in pain. I hope you are feeling better with the antibiotics.

    ~Sheri

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Comments are good - I admit, sometimes I don't respond back, in time for a dialog. I bad! I will TRY and do better. Thanks for understanding.

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