Hi Sunni,Thanks for answering my post. I can't get in to see my gp till Friday anyway. So I'll keep on hangin in there. Hopefully I will be recovered to be at my daughter's wedding in 3 1/2 weeks. That is why I am so worried.
I'd have to echo what sjcy said, I noticed the same indications when I had an attack, however, when it went away I would get back to normal. On a broader note, I've talked to many surgeons on the causes of this disease and not one could say with any level of confidence what causes it. The common factors of it are low fiber diet, constipation and straining when going to the bathroom, this puts tremendous pressure in the colon and might lead to the formation of diverticuli. This is anecdotal, but people in the developing world who have a very high fiber diet and eat no processed foods, have a virtual zero occurance of diverticulitis. Food for thought.