But the one thing that we do have in common is we’re in our 30s and developed a perforated diverticulitis (which is rare for someone who is still considered “young” LOL). I’ve never been one to hide things or keep things too private about myself. I find blogging to be quite theraputic and if you’re looking for some Powershell or TSQL in this post I recommend not reading any further because this is going to be a non-geek post (as my sister has called my usual blog topics hehehe).
So a little background info…
Diverticulitis has 3 general states:
- Perforation that is blocked or sealed off by the body
- Perforation that forms an abscess
- Perforation that does not seal off and leaks continuously into the abdomen
From the sounds of all the medical mumbojumbo I’ve heard over the last few days it sounds like my attack is the first one and lucky for me antibiotics seem to be doing the trick as I’m feeling much better. If the antibiotics were not effective then the next option would of been to have surgery to remove the piece of colon that is causing the issue and then reconnecting the ends. Next stop for me (a couple months down the road) is to have a camera in a very awkward place just to make sure that everything is A-OK. Very rarely patients with diverticulitis will actually have another issue like colon cancer but they like to do a clean sweep just to make sure that if there is anything that needs attention that it gets it sooner rather then later.
Too much info yet? LOL well too bad… it’s my blog and I warned you that there will be no SQL Server chat in this post hahaha.
So this is something that may not bother me ever again, or it may come back and need to be treated with more antibiotics. If it gets to the point where it’s coming back often then I can elect to have the surgery to remove the troublesome piece of colon. From what I’ve read there is a < 15% chance that after removing the piece of colon with the issues that this may happen again. I’m leaning towards having the surgery done if this happens again in the next few years because it sounds like the more attacks that you have the greater the chance of permanent damage being done.
I can make small changes to minimize the chances of another attack like adding more fibre into my diet but in general this is just one of those things that just happens.
So there ya go… that’s what has been going on in my world over the past week LOL
Many thanks to everyone for their kind words and well wishes. It’s greatly appreciated and I promise that all (well most) future blog posts will be back to a SQL Server based topic LOL