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Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Elliotte Friedman, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    Diagnosed with it this morning. I swear to God I thought I was going to die.

    Anyone have it or suggestions for dealing with it?
  2. kleeda

    kleeda Active Member

    Brother and law had it about 15 years ago and had to have surgery to remove part of his large intestine. He's fine now and keeps it under control with diet and exercise. I'd be screwed.
  3. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    E-mail doctalk, if you haven't already.
  4. joe

    joe Active Member

    Bill Self had it while at Illinois. Had to give up beef jerky.

    Also, Doug and Wendy Whiner had it.
  5. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    What is one word that I have idea what it means, Alex?
  6. jakewriter82

    jakewriter82 Active Member


    It just sounds like a scary condition to have.

    Not to make light of the subject...but according to Wikipedia the following people have had it....

    * John Wooden,
    * Billy Graham,
    * Fidel Castro
    * James K. Polk
    * Ken Griffey Jr.,
    * Kwame Kilpatrick, Mayor of Detroit (2002-present)
    * Craig Venter
    * Dilma Rousseff
    * Amitabh Bachchan
    * "Buzz Burbank",
    * Desi Arnaz, Ricky Ricardo from I Love Lucy
    * Glenn Frey, The Eagles
    * Cher
  7. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Oh well if Fidel had it....
  8. Jack_Kerouac

    Jack_Kerouac Member

    Elliotte, I have Crohn's, which provides many of the same fun symptoms. And I'm dealing with a flare-up right now, so we're probably in the same boat with a lot of what we're going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you. While painful and annoying, I promise there are better days ahead. And at least you don't have to deal with the U.S. health care system, too. :)
  9. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

  10. Sxysprtswrtr

    Sxysprtswrtr Active Member

    My grandma had it something fierce, and as long as she was super meticulous in her diet, she had few issues. But therein lies the problem, she had to watch *every* thing she digested, from butter, to salt, to strawberries (evidently any thing with seeds is poison for diverticulitis).
  11. Rough Mix

    Rough Mix Guest

    Had it three years ago in my 40's. Do what your docs say. You'll get better.

    PM Doc Talk for another opinion on how to get comfortable tonight if you need to. He's great.

    You are under the care of a doc, right? Did they prescribe meds for pain?
  12. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    My dad had it 10-15 years ago, and had to drink this vinegar-seeming, water-based fluid.
    He had to drink a whole milk jug of it each day, for several days.
    I tasted it and it wasn't good. Then he eventually had some type of procedure done.
    I should have paid more attention to what actually went on.
    Good luck with it.
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