Like you, I was on the verge of having serious surgery to remove all of the large and a portion of my small intestine for diverculitis problems that had plagued me for 25 years. Out of sheer desperation, I went to see a Chinese herbalist because I felt at that point I had nothing at all to lose. I was given a remedy called "Po Chai" which cost me a whopping $2.60 Canadian! The box contained plastic capsules with tiny little pills. I took 1 capsule 3-4 times daily and unbelievably, within the hour of taking the first one, I felt noticibly better. It has been 4 years now since I had an attack! Even my family doctor can't believe the results and he is Chinese!!! Since then, I had directed several others I know who suffer from diverticular disease to this remedy and all have received similar results. Try it and good luck!