Sam-worst weekend part 2

October 12, 2008 at 2:49 pm Leave a comment

How’s this for a Sunday.

This pain in my abdomen just wasn’t going away so I sucked it up and decided to go to after hours clinic.  The doc asked a million questions and kept poking me in the abdomen and kept getting back “ouch” as my response.

Well, he says it’s diverticulitis…ever hear of it?  sadly the only time I’d ever heard of it was years ago when Joe Piscopo was on Saturday Night Live and he and a female character played “Doug and Wendy Whiner”  They whined and complained that they could only eat macaroni and cheese because they had diverticulitis.   Wonderful point of reference, eh?  Well, I told the doc I’d heard of it but I didn’t give him the SNL explanation.

He explained to me it comes about when certain foods that don’t break down in your body (nuts, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, corn, small fruits, etc.) get stuck in you’re your colon, creating a logjam and thereby becoming infected.  Hence the pain in my side when I tried to move…I had a colon infection….yummy.  If you really want yuck, google diverticulitis and enjoy the pictures.

He prescribed and antibiotic and pain pills…should be all fine he said.  He also suggested I go see a gastroenterologist for a possible colonoscopy.  Wow, this is getting better huh?  He said this kinda think is common in middle and older aged folk…gulp…I’m aging.

Here’s the scary part.  He says if it happens again and gets to the point of being too painful to stand and causes fever and vomiting, then my colon could be in danger of rupturing.  Wow, that’s exactly the boat I’d been in Saturday night.  He said if it gets that bad again then I need to zip to the emergency room for possible emergency surgery.

What gets me is I know this is because of peanuts.  I had bought a jar and had a handful Thursday.  I love peanuts and sunflower seeds on salads.  Well, he says I need to unlove them and lay off.

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