Jan 18, 2017 Hey, Went into the hospital 10 days ago with an abscess on my colon. I have diverticulitis and it turned into an abscess. They drained it and I was put on antibiotics. I also have a small umbilical hernia. Just got back from seeing the surgeon. They recommend to take out a part of the colon. Its on the lower end, on the way out. Can't recall the name of that particular part. Says I will stay about 3 days in the hospital and be out of work for 3 weeks. But since I am working from home thats probably not the case. Will have to say on a clear liquid diet, etc for a while and no gym for at least 6 weeks. Anyone have any experience with something like this? I am trying to learn more about it before I make a decision.