Hi Harry --
Thanks for your reply.
I took Metamucil many years ago, but just found it too unpalatable, so my doctor then suggested FiberCon. My colorectal surgeon said the FiberCon was fine, but you made a good point about the types of fiber they are and, after all, I am still having problems. Do you know if Benefiber is a good choice? My sister is using it and says it's very easy.
So far, so good with the antibiotics. I still have some pain, but it's not bad. Mostly, I'm just so tired now.
I see my surgeon again mid-month, so it will be interesting to see what he has to say. He originally said I would have only a 4% chance of getting diverticulitis again following the surgery. Now that it's happened, he says we act like I'm starting over again, and so there's a 70% chance I'll never have it again now. Given the fact that he said there are numerous diverticula throughout my colon (a family history thing), and my age, I fully expected to have a recurrence, but certainly not this soon. Yuck.
You mentioned a pro-biotic supplement. What is that and where do you get it?
Again, thanks for your help. Please enjoy your weekend!