Chris, Not all hope is lost. I understand all too well the pain you are having. We all have. Unfortunately it sounds like it could be adhesions again. The more surgery you have the worst it gets, unless you find a surgeon that knows about adhesion barriers, which can prevent adhesions from coming back. There are several barriers out on the market now. Adhesions.org has a list of them by Dr. Wiseman.
Dr. Wiseman also has written a letter to give to your doctor so that he/she will understand about ARD and the causes. There are no medical tests to give you that will show if it is adhesions. The only true way to see if it is adhesions is by doing a laparoscopy to look inside. Cat Scans, MRI's, X-Rays, will not show adhesions period. All the tests will mostly come back negative.
There are no cures at the present, but here are a few suggestions you may want to try.
1- Seek an adhesion specialist who can help you. Go to http://www.adlap.com to get more info on adhesion specialist. 2- Seek a pain specialist who can help you determine the level of pain your in and help you control it, so that you have a more productive life. 3- Try and see what foods are triggering your pain if any and any body movements that would cause more pain. 4- You should consider investing in a jacuzzi for your home. It helps a great deal and can be beneficial to you in many ways than one. I hope these suggestions will help you. If you ever need to talk, I am always here to listen and help you whenever I can. Dee