I won! I won! I made the right choice and the battle is won. The diverticulitis has gone into retreat.
It was a close call though. Last night I was seriously thinking I’d have to go looking for help and own up to my self-medicating ways but today instead, I’m celebrating ‘beating the system’. On this occasion luck was on my side – the antibiotic kicked in overnight and I’m feeling better by the hour today. I’m not out of the woods yet but I’ve definitely turned a corner in the right direction. Now I don’t advocate self-diagnosis/self-medication as a rule but sometimes it does work in your favour. I’m pretty certain that otherwise I would have been hospitalised with the symptoms I had and, because of my previous medical history – so I know I got off lightly this time. And just look at all the money I saved our ailing health service by choosing to stay in my own bed! Antibiotics are causing a lot of problems in the world these days but when you really need them, they are a life saver. While I’m aware that overuse of antibiotics generally in the health service is to blame for my history of MRSA infection, the reality is I wouldn’t be here without them!
Life has looked up again, the sun is out and things are looking good. I will own up to the Docs in due course but it won’t be an apology!