Yes, I remember my grandmother telling me she could not eat tomatoes because of the seeds. Tomatoes don't seem to set it off. If I have more than one coffee I sometimes get a bit off....I love coffee. And coffee has no seeds, so that may not have anything to do with the diverticulitis.
My bread is now always brown...fortunately I love whole wheat or multigrain breads...though I do love a fresh french baguette with cheese.
My brother has not yet had his first colonoscopy. It took forever for him to get around to doing the "smear" test, and I expect that will be as far as he'll go. Men and their bums....geesh!!! I mean, I'm not crazy about it either, but I'd like to live a long life.