Yes, I know this is not political but I only hang out here Have had chronic diverticulitis for several years, hospitalized on more then a few occasions. Not looking forward to it but it should save me from an even more horrible surgery if I wait for an infection to rupture. So on Tuesday I will go in and have 8-10" of my sigmoid colon removed. Any one have this done before? They tell me I will be fine and normal in a few weeks and walking in about 3-5 days.