I am 28 years old and really need to hear from people that have this disease. I just got through my second bout of Diverticulitis, which put me in the hospital for four days. The very first episode at 25 put me in bed for three days. I am not overweight and thought that I ate pretty well before this started over three years ago. I have added fiber to my diet and excercise, but started slacking on both. Then I got the stomach flu with severe diareha. When that was over, I had my second bout with DD. It was terrible. I understand this is common in older people buy why ME and MY AGE? There is no answer from my GI doc. The reason I am so scared is because this second flare up was in a seperate area of my sigmoid colon. The first section of the sigmoid actually. The first group of diverticuli are at the end of the sigmoid colon. I have two completely different sections which means the GI doc does not want to operate because if one gets inflammed, what happens if the other does 10 years from now? They can't take the whole colon out? I am pretty scared because how will I be 20 years from now. I have two small children and a beautiful wife to take care of for the next 60 years. It scares me to think that I might not be able to because this disease gets worse with age. I don't know what I am asking anybody? I guess I just needed to get it off of my chest because I can't worry my wife. Even though she is very concerned that this might be a sign of something else. I already take Zegerid daily for massive heartburn. I had an endoscopy last year and results showed 13 ulcers in my stomach!! Who has 13 ulcers? I mean really! My GI doc says they are not related but how could I have both of these issues. I am only 28!! Whomever is reading this, thanks for listening.
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