Hello, I have scoured the internet to find anyone that could relate to what I am dealing with. My first surgery was at 10 months for intussusception. I was in a navy hospital and they had no idea what was wrong with me until they cut my stomach open all the way across. At 15 months, I had the same symptoms (full blockage) and they reopened me to find adhesions caused it. I lead a normal life and at 32, a gynecologist said I may have endometriosis. Turns out I didn't; however, during the laparoscopic procedure, the doctor cut my intestines. He opened me up, repaired the cut, and told me he laid my intestines on my stomach and cut away tons of adhesions. I was sick from sepsis and in major pain for many months. I married, had 3 children, and at age 40 made a terrible decision. I had surgery to have a transvaginal tape sling put in. The gynecologist went through my stomach for that surgery and repaired a scar that he said adhesions were causing it to look badly. The doctor cut out more adhesions. 5 days later, I was in horrible pain. I called a friend to take me to the hospital. He found me passed out after a long night of vomiting and diarrhea. The ER scheduled emergency surgery and said the intestines had gotten cut from the surgery 5 days prior and I would have a temporary colostomy post-operation. I didn't have one when I awoke from surgery. I was in the hospital 11 days and discharged with instructions of soft food, no fiber, seeds, or raw fruit or vegetables. The surgeon said the adhesions were so intense and the retractors he thinks had thinned my intestines, so I would most likely not survive another surgery without losing too much bowel. He said to prevent surgery at all costs. I have not been able to eat soft foods without it causing severe pain, distention, and rapid heart rate...partial blockages that I have only been able to relieve after 3-5 enema bags. I have resorted to a full liquid diet except I cheated on cottage cheese and had a horrible day trying to relieve the blockage. The liquid diet is depressing. I cook daily for my 6, 8, and 9-year-old. I run out of options on what to drink. I'm so sick of this full liquid diet. I take Centrum liquid multivitamin. I keep reminding myself that if I eat, I will die. If anyone can come up with a solution for me, please share. I am so hungry most of the time, but a lot of people on this site are also so truly empathize.
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Living on a liquid diet: Seeking solutions for severe blockages
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