I've got diverticulitis for the third time. It involves an infection of diverticuli (little pouches that form in the large intestine, especially as you get older; I was an early bloomer with them) that requires heavy-duty antibiotics forever (well, maybe I'm exaggerating there). And pain โ€” a lot of pain. The first time I got it I was on antibiotics until I developed a c. diff infection, which landed me in the hospital for a week. I also ended up getting a colonoscopy, which is a bunch of fun, and then had my sigmoid colon removed, which was even more fun, because I had so many diverticuli there. I know I've got another colonoscopy coming, that goes without saying, but I'm afraid of having more surgery. I DO NOT LIKE. *sigh*