Thank you for the query.Diverticulitis
is an inflammation of diverticles in the large intestine. Diverticles are some kind of pouches in the intestinal wall. The main reason of this disease is chronic constipation
. Due to constipation, the pressure in the large intestine rises what makes its wall weaker and allows diverticles to appear. If a peace of stool stuck in such diverticle, it gets inflamed. Apart from pain and stool problems, such inflammation can cause intestine perforation.
That is why you should do everything and keep such diet to prevent constipation. The main rule is to eat plenty of fiber rich products and drink more liquids. 36 onces wont be enough. You should drink twice as this. Please note that too much of mineral rich water can cause constipation.
So if your pain is gone, you should start with mentioned diet. Please increase also physical activity.
In case of another diverticulitis, you should consider surgery to avoid perforation.
Hope this will help.