Diverticular Disease and Stoma...
So....I will try to keep this short but am getting concerned and can’t find the information that I need. I have looked at previous threads and comments on diverticular disease and although many people also seem to have it there are only passing comments.
Since my surgery which was complete APR, I have occasionally had lower left side pain which I could relatively easily get rid of by gentle massage. For the past few weeks however, I have had it more often and more painful and harder to ease. I have always thought it was wind or a mild blockage. I started looking up other cancers - as you do...! Last week I had quite severe pain and then sickness but just like coffee grounds ie black and just fluid. Then I remembered that after my surgery the surgeon did mention diverticular disease. On researching it online it appears all my symptoms do fit.
The problem I have is finding any information for people with stomas. The advice it offers is to eat high fibre food which since the surgery I have a problem with, I can eat a certain amount of fruit and veg fibre but along with the other symptoms I am having almost constant loose output rather than the firm consistency it had settled down too so hence more fibre can surely only make that worse.
I feel I have come a long way in adapting to everything but now this is bringing me down as I don’t know at any point if I am going to come down with sickness again.
I am sorry to be rant on about something so minor compared with all our other fears (I’ll leave those for another day...) but I don’t really know what food to eat