Nothing sinister

Hurrah!
Hubby had his internal pictures taken and there is nothing sinister lurking where it shouldn’t.
They called me in to collect him and discuss their findings, then he was allowed home.
He has diverticulosis, which is exactly what the doctor in A&E said it was, and now we know for sure, we can DO SOMETHING!
Seems this is quite common in people over 40 and can affect 2 out of 3 people.
We may have to modify Hubby’s diet a little,Β  but I have some literature from Guts UK provided by the British Society of Gastroenterology so can read up on that and any suggestions. I have been keeping a food diary for both of us for the past few months, so I can see where things need to be tweaked if necessary. Of course there is always the internet for back up!
At least it’s not my cooking, which takes me back a bit. We hadn’t been married very long when he ended up in hospital and I told the doc that t wasn’t my cooking, honest.
He looked me straight in the eye and said actually, it was! I was shocked (and I thought Hubby liked mushrooms LOL).
Seems I tried to convert Hubby to a healthier diet too quickly and his stomach couldn’t handle fresh fruit and veg when it was used to burgers and chips.
It is a huge relief, and tomorrow sees the triple CT scans to rule out other things.
I feel we are finally making progress and so glad we changed doctors surgeries when we did.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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19 Responses to Nothing sinister

  1. murisopsis says:

    Hurray! (not for the diverticulosis but for the answers found)!!

  2. Steve Tanham says:

    Good news, Di. With your eye for detail, you will soon have him right 😎

  3. Sadje says:

    That’s good news Di! And a relief too.

  4. A year and a half ago they added diverticulosis to my list of ailments. It seemed the scan proved what they thought. I try hard to not mess with many things that I know give me great pain. I’m glad you have some answers now. Your food diary is a great way to see what is irritating his intestines.

    • Thanks Lauren. Sorry to hear you have this issue too. Knowing though is half the battle. The CT scans went OK and we’ll get the results in a couple of weeks.

  5. Fandango says:

    I’ve had several diverticulitis attacks and they are no fun at all. I stay away from eating nuts, popcorn, or anything with seeds.

    • According to the literature, we don’t have to do much to amend Hubby’s diet, but he will be making sure he has more fibre and also keep well hydrated. At least we know now.

  6. Changing our surgery might be something we should consider, as our current one seems to be favouring far too much ‘wait and see’…

  7. Carol anne says:

    Thank goodness there was nothing sinister that showed up! So relieved for both of you! Xx

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