Adhesions, again and again

Posted by marciakeren @marciakeren, Oct 28, 2021

I have not visited the group for a while, as my adhesions and I were having a sort of truce. But in February, I had a femoral hernia that required emergency surgery, and I have had two PBOs in the last 8 days; the second was so bad that I was hospitalized with an NG tube.. I am better now, and trying to make a low residue diet work better for me and my condition. Complaining aside… the question.. Does anyone have a good handout or info on a low fiber or low residue diet? The material I have is very contradictory… avocados yes; avocados no… chocolate yes; chocolate no… caffeine yes; caffeine no! etc…

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Hello @marciakeren

I am glad that you posted again after your truce with adhesions. On Connect we do have a discussion on abdominal adhesions. Here is the link, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/abdominal-adhesions/. You may find others who have had to follow a low residue diet. Feel free to read through the discussions and click on "Reply" of "Comment" if you would like to ask for more information.

In the meantime, here is a list from WebMD that lists low residue foods, https://www.webmd.com/ibd-crohns-disease/low-residue-diet-foods. Another website from Mayo Clinic also offers suggestions for foods to eat and those to avoid. Here is the link to that website, https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/low-fiber-diet/art-20048511

I would also like to invite @thull to this conversation as she has dealt with a lot of surgeries that have resulted in adhesions.

Marcia, what is the most uncomfortable symptom that you are dealing with right now?

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Hello @marciakeren

I am glad that you posted again after your truce with adhesions. On Connect we do have a discussion on abdominal adhesions. Here is the link, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/abdominal-adhesions/. You may find others who have had to follow a low residue diet. Feel free to read through the discussions and click on "Reply" of "Comment" if you would like to ask for more information.

In the meantime, here is a list from WebMD that lists low residue foods, https://www.webmd.com/ibd-crohns-disease/low-residue-diet-foods. Another website from Mayo Clinic also offers suggestions for foods to eat and those to avoid. Here is the link to that website, https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/low-fiber-diet/art-20048511

I would also like to invite @thull to this conversation as she has dealt with a lot of surgeries that have resulted in adhesions.

Marcia, what is the most uncomfortable symptom that you are dealing with right now?

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Thank you for this. I have checked the abdominal adhesions discussion and will join in that convo too. Currently, I am feeling better, but I am afraid to eat almost anything! My symptoms are always the same: at onset, a horrible squeezing pain as if someone is pushing my ribs together… then acute bouts of vomiting that can last hours… I rarely have any bowel movement issues while the attack is going on. Right now, my concern is managing the situation. I am looking for a practical diet (I am sticking primarily to clears and "white food") that will give me the right nourishment. I am also looking for a way to live with this!

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@marciakeren

Thank you for this. I have checked the abdominal adhesions discussion and will join in that convo too. Currently, I am feeling better, but I am afraid to eat almost anything! My symptoms are always the same: at onset, a horrible squeezing pain as if someone is pushing my ribs together… then acute bouts of vomiting that can last hours… I rarely have any bowel movement issues while the attack is going on. Right now, my concern is managing the situation. I am looking for a practical diet (I am sticking primarily to clears and "white food") that will give me the right nourishment. I am also looking for a way to live with this!

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One other thought, @marciakeren. Has your doctor given you a referral to a registered dietician at your local hospital for help with a good food plan? Many on Connect, have found a lot of help in dealing with digestive issues by consulting with a registered dietician. They are unbelievably well-trained in food and digestive issues and can be of great help.

Would you consider this option?

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