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Advice or support with Diverticulitis

SimonPG
SimonPG Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi. First timer here, and not sure how this works, but looking for some advice or reassurance on Diverticulitis???

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  • Abdi_Scope
    Abdi_Scope Posts: 229 Pioneering
    Hi there @SimonPG - welcome to the Scope Community. It's good to have you here. Sorry to hear about your diagnosis. What advice in particular are you looking for - the condition itself, or how to cope, or just looking for some others who might be experiencing the same challenges as yourself? I can then help you find a board that you will benefit from the most. Thanks and looking forward to hearing from you

  • SimonPG
    SimonPG Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hi Abdi. Ive been managing the condition for the last 7 years, with a formal dignosis 4 years ago with ongoing invesigations for possible crohns.  Its often difficult to even manage the most basic day to day tasks but i have been holding down a full time job at the same time but its often a challenge due to its effects. I was looking for advice or support as to any financial support i can access so i can sensibly reduce my working hours without impacting on my family.
    Regards
    Simon
  • Abdi_Scope
    Abdi_Scope Posts: 229 Pioneering
    Hi @SimonPG , I am sorry to hear that. I hope you get the right support and help to manage it. We have a couple of boards you may be interested in. We have a Finances and extra costs group, along with a whole section on Disability Benefits. There is a 'what benefits am I entitled to?' group, which might also be useful. Finally, you could also try calling our helpline who are brilliant at giving advice. I hope that helps. Please do let me know if this was helpful and if you got what you needed.






  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,389 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @SimonPG   Pleased to meet you.

    Please have a look at this organisation .

    For Diverticular Disease.

    https://www.gutscharity.org.uk.

    Helpline 020 7486 0341

    I am sorry to hear your are struggling please if I can offer the following diet and nutritional advice.

    With this condition always advise speak to a Doctor and a dietician or nutritionist .

    Your community health unit run by local council can help. Offer a well being service.

    Help you adjust your diet, nutrition.

    Diet should include Fresh Fruit and Vegetables.

    Whole meal bread and Porridge, Brown Rice .

    Plenty of water .

    Also lean meat Chicken Turkey and eat sensibly no junk food, cakes, biscuits and cakes refined carbohydrates.

    You could eat a vegetarian diet if to help you.

    Please hope that helps.

    Please any questions please ask happy to be supportive, anytime.

    Please take care.

    @thespiceman
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