July 1st 2000 I had 12 inches removed of the sigmoid as well, it had a growth as big as a golf ball in it, to to causing to much pain trouble, have had constipation gas pains ever so often, then this last week was my first attack. Im sure it was the symptoms just like before, Im going this early fall for the colonostomy, I started taking the pro biotic, not a problem for me. then on July 4th they went back in same hole from the front of my stomach up my side, checked because of pain in my side, I was on the toilet when I got home and it felt like someong pulled a hot marble on a string through my back and up between my shoulders, pain, they decided to check after 12 hours in Hospital again still pain, they opened me up checked me out, put a colostomy bag on me for 6 weeks, then the 14th of Aug 2000 they did the colostomy take down, put me back together and its been good, I had no problems but ever so often blockage,gas pains and sharp pains in my a$$ not good, Im eating the GTNP way and doing much better. lettuce,nuts, seeds dont seem to bother me, but the real thicket for me is, keeping the gas pains down, to keep from swelling and pushing the diverticulitis out to get something caught in.Has anyone taken a probiotic after lap. colectomy surgery? Dr. did not mention it and I forgot to ask him. I had surgery 7-20-09 and they removed 8" of my sigmoid colon. 40 yrs old.
Good luck with your surgery recov. and God Bless you all on this site.