Been debating posting this because I don't normally start look at me threads. If you don't care please just move on. For those who have inquired and/or sent well wishes thank you and here is what happened and an update.
On June 24th I started feeling like crap. Just a bunch of generic symptoms like headaches and body just feeling like crap all over with no energy. Nothing specific until 7/5 when I had a massive abdominal pain that wouldn't go away. Ended up in the E.R. that night. Was diagnosed with uncomplicated diverticulitis (never heard of it) and given oral antibiotics to fight it and a liquid diet. Diverticulitis is basically an infection in the colon where we develop these little pockets due to our western diet. After going through the antibiotics for a week when I tried to wean myself back on to solid food about 12 hours later got another massive abdominal pain. Went back to Dr. and they gave me more oral antibiotics. This went on for a couple weeks but every time I tried to eat solid food the same thing would happen. Finally Dr. did another CT scan and as soon as he got it he told me to go to the E.R. again. The oral antibiotics were worthless and wouldn't help. I had a "perforation" and an "abscess". Basically, I had a little hole in my colon that would drip stool in to other parts of my body. Pretty focking disgusting.
Ended up in the hospital for a week and a half and had surgery on 7/26 where they removed the infected part of my colon. Was released this past Monday. Have a "picc" line in my arm where I still have to give myself I.V. based antibiotics daily. Lost about 30 pounds through this ordeal. Finally able to eat food again but appetite is still slowly coming back.
This is the first time I've been seriously ill so it scared the fock out of me. Getting older sucks.