Since I've been in my 30's I've had to have colonoscopies. Since I was a kid I had "stomach problems" those problems began to dominate my life. Back then I was a probation officer and there were times in court I'd have to run over to the bailiff and ask him to hold my case if possible as i ran to the bathroom! There were some disastrous situations sometimes out on the road too! After learning of a relative's death from colon cancer I decided to "get my butt to the doctor"! So at about 34 I was found to have a polyp! The Doctor told me that had I waited till my 40's it would have developed into colon cancer! What a scare! I was also diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome & told to return in three years.
Then on the very night we did our homestudy for Shad, I woke up to tremendous pain and bleeding. Jon rushed me to the hospital. The diagnosis was acute colitis. It kept me in the hospital for several days on IVs. Actually I was quite relieved that it was only colitis based on all the blood! I had thought I was dying.
Since then during colonoscopies I've been told I had diverticulitis as well. This is despite my improving diet! Eating more plant based meals did help but a couple of years ago I added Benefiber! Listen I could do a commercial for Benefiber-it has changed my life! No more violent stomach upsets from constipation to diarrhea! Just perfect poo! LOL I know this is way too much TMI but so many folks espicially women have this problem, so if I can help someone out with my testimony I'm happy to do so!