(Long Beach Ca)
I am 41 and I thought very healthy. I work out 2 hrs 5 X week .
I don't like salt, sugar, fried foods but in moderation. I rarely drink and no drugs not even antibiotics ever.
I love kefir and drink a cup of homemade kefir in a fruit smoothie almost daily. (For good probiotics)
So it was shocking that one day I was in the emergency room with colitis, a thickened colon and some diverticulitus. It became so inflamed I blacked out and needed emergency surgery.
I'm trying to figure out what happened to me. Possibly the perforated appendix. The doctors never said. I believe they didn't know as right before I was out they thought it was strange. I had regular bowel with one day 12 hours later than normal.
My guess is ten days prior I had food poisoning from subway. I felt sick off and on the rest of the week then on a weakened system on day 8 I had leftover at my mom's which was sitting out. Do you think this could have lead to ulcerative colitis and diverticulitis and perforated appendix?
Anyhow I have a 7" scar but happy I'm alive. Since my blood turned septic. I'd like to figure this out if anyone can help
What happened to you didn't come about like that in just a few days or weeks. Even though your diet may be more on the good side. Events like this takes place over a period of time.
Colitis is inflammation of the bowels. This happens when the liver is not working well. That means it's not making the digestive enzymes
you need for your bowels. The lack of enzymes and good flora in the bowels can cause the mucous lining to become inflamed.
Remember our body can cope with a great deal until something tips the scales. This is what has happened to you.
Kefir is a good thing to help the top part of the small intestines but you need friendly flora which is a flora that is not destroyed by the digestive enzymes in the stomach. You say you have diverticulitus, therefore you also have parasites in the colon.
This is just another part of your story. As you can see there are things you may need to work on over a period of time.
To help you bring you body back into balance eat lots of greens and fruit.
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I'm sure you are very happy to be alive.
Make sure to take Care of Your Best Friend Lola, YOU!