A horrible thing. My dad has this and other gi tract issues. He also had a back surgery in the 70s where they had to remove bone and muscles. He suffers greatly today but I recall when his diverticulitis flared. Fevers, pain, bedridden for years. He medicates now with CBD oils and such but every night my Ma has to rub his back down with ointment. It’s all bandages. He knows it’ll kill him eventually. Ma ain’t much better with nigh dementia, cataracts closing in and severe arthritis. Watching loved ones be ill is horrible. It’s the main reason I stay to help manually and what mentally I can.
I hope your pain and symptoms diminish via whichever way except the addictive pain pills docs put out. It took 2-3 years for my pa to get off them. Caretaking is a mentally stressful job and it rips you apart in so many ways. May you get healed. Keep the hope.