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Suzanne (@suzanneb)

Adhesions affecting digestion and causing pain

Digestive Health | Last Active: Jan 13, 2020 | Replies (16)

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When I got the obstructions from adhesions after my first 2 surgeries, I was on clear liquids. When I got home, had pic line on TPN for nutrition. I did massage on my belly once it was healed enough to be comfortable and I really believe it helped immensely. They did my big surgery a year ago today, actually! They wanted to try laparoscopic to minimize additional adhesions. However, when they got the scope in, they realized the adhesions were so dense they were going to have to open me up again. 4th Surgeries in less than a year. They spent the first 2 hours laising the adhesions and accidentally perforated my small intestine which they then repaired. The rest of the surgery went well, ended up with Deloyers procedure.
So the massage and Boost Breeze( a clear liquid drink box) is what really helped me. I also did clear broths. I cannot really tolerate the opioids as they make me really nauseous. I took liquid Advil .

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Thanks for the info. I'm glad you are doing so much better! I do the belly massages at least twice daily and that really helps. I will definitely try the Boost Breeze and clear broths to see what that can do for me. What kind of surgeon removed your adhesions? I'm trying to figure out who to seek out since so far none of my current Mayo doctors seem to be experts on adhesions and none have had suggestions on who to see other than pelvic therapists and pain doctors; both of which couldn't help with that issue. Thanks!