Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Weird Word of the Week: Diverticulitis

Madame L doesn't even want to write about this. And she particularly doesn't want to look at the kinds of pictures that always accompany articles about this kind of thing. So, Dear Readers, she will spare you from seeing those pictures and will just mention briefly that diverticulitis is a condition when little pouches form in the intestine walls and get infected and inflamed.

You can find out more than Madame L wants to think about from that WebMD site Madame L just linked you to and from this site run by the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse.

You're welcome.


LFP said...

Yes, I've certainly learned more about this condition over the past few weeks than I thought I would need to. Interestingly enough, more people than you probably know are affected by it. The best part about that is that means it's controllable. Once you figure out what triggers an attack for you, then you can control it by just not eating that food.

That's the tricky part.

Cimblog (tm) said...

Everyone....AND I MEAN EVERYONE...either has the condition or has a story about the condition.

A "helpful" older woman at church said to me, "Oh, I have that, it's painful and will be a lifelong thing. It hurts much of the time."

That is neither hopeful nor helpful. I refrained from punching her.

The good news is, it actually is quite manageable. What aggravates it for one, might not for another, so a small period of trial and error is in order. I'm pretty sure mine was brought on by nuts. Noted. (And there I've become one of "them"...damn, sorry!)

...and if anyone says something like that to you or Jason? Punch them...it's my biggest regret.

AskTheGeologist said...

Thank you, guys.

I guess this is Jeff Wynn's weight-loss diet #14 (after shigella, stenosis, pulex penetrans, Clostridium dificiles...).