Thanks for all of the info you all give to others!
I had diverticulitis which ruptured my colon back in April 2020. I had a foot of my colon removed and had a colostomy for 3 months. I had a reversal of my ostomy at the end of June 2020. Since my second surgery, I have had constant diarrhea (4-8x/day) with moderate to severe abdominal pain. I was diagnosed with C. Diff while in the hospital for the reversal surgery. I have been on antibiotics twice (Vanco for 10 days each time). I am starting a new antibiotic today for 10 days (Dificid). I have seen an infectious disease specialist who told me that this may be as good as I get and that he is not sure the diarrhea I am having is related to the C Diff infection.
My mother has diverticulitis-like symptoms and is nearly bedridden with illness when it flares up. She has severe abdominal pain, bloating, and diarrhea for 10 days in a row then will feel better for a couple of days then flares up again. She has had about 8 inches of her colon removed also.
I am not sure that I can deal with this for the rest of my life. I have an appointment with a GI specialist after my third round of antibiotics is done. I want to explore all of my options but I am strongly considering returning to the colostomy. I had few problems while I had my colostomy, besides the mild inconvenience, life was better.
I know that we are all different but I just wanted advice from people with more experience with this issue. I don't mind being an ostomate to feel a little more normal.
Thanks in advance!