I have recntly been dignosed with severe Diverticulosis- http://www.healthatoz.com/healthatoz/Atoz/ency/diverticulosis_and_diverticulitis.jsp I have had 7-10 episodes of Diverticulitis over the past 2-3 yaers but it was never diagnosed and passed after two or three days of discomfort. Two months ago I had an episode that hospitalized me for 10 days and the Diverticulitis was finally diagnosed. Yesterday I went through a colonoscopy to see the extent of the damage this has caused my colon and the innitial news is not promising. One thing I know is there will be some surgery in my near future that will consist of the removal of part of my colon I have another test this Friday to find out how much. Being so young (35) this has caused some alarm to my surgeon and he had requested for me to do the tests. It turns out that I have a twist in my colon which has caused occasional blockage which in result had put strain on a section of my colon causing the Diverticulosis. I am searching fo any other people who have been diagnosed with this and their experience in the treatment, preferrably the "extreme" version. Diverticulosis is apparently very common and by the age of 50 20-50% of all people will have this. by the age of 90 the ratio is almost 100%. Most people will never have a serious issue with this but some do as in my case. Of course this news has freaked me out. I am not affraid of the surgery but instead afriad of what my life will be like post-op. I am expecting the worst and hoping for the best. Best case scenario will be an invasive surgery to remove several inches, a month or two of recovery and then continue on my life relitively normally. worst case scenario can be found on the link provided above. Experienced support will be helpfull.