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My name isXXXXX a registered nurse. Glad to try and help out.
Sure sorry for your circumstances, truly. My heart goes out to you.
I would urge you to go ahead and seek treatment now at your nearest Emergency Department. An acute case of Diverticulitis (as opposed to living with chronic Diverticulosis) can present a truly urgent or even emergent medical condition if left unattended for long enough. One can even risk a perforation. There's no need to suffer. I happened to also be a licensed attorney, and coupled with many years of clinical experience in emergency settings, I can assure you the hospital has a duty to evaluate and stabilize you. So, I would just urge caution and don't risk your health. It's not worth it, and waiting until the first of the year is simply not prudent, especially given your prior history.
If you have a follow-up question or need clarification, please just say the word by using "reply" to reach me.
I hope all works out for you.
Ben, R.N., J.D.