I've had diverticulitis about 6-7 times since August 2006 (and at least once before then). It appears to be chronic, and frankly I never feel great anymore. Two surgeons are recommending a sigmoid colectomy. Fortunately, I live near one of the "top 10" hospitals in the country and feel I'm in good hands in this regard. This will be done laparoscopically without a colostomy. They will remove the sigmoid colon and connect the descending colon to my anus (I can't believe I'm saying all of this out loud). There are of course risks to this surgery, but it seems the risks of not having it are greater every time I get sick and can even be life threatening (abcess or perforation, peritonitis, emergency surgery with colostomy). Any support would be much appreciated. This is scary sh*#! so to speak.
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