Re: Adhesions and small bowel obstructions

From: Kathy (
Mon Dec 24 17:41:12 2007

At Wed, 19 Dec 2007, Ms Lee wrote: >
>>Hello, This is my first time to this website.
>>I am a 28 year old female. I have been suffering with partial bowel
>>obstructions every 6 months for the last 13 years.
>Our stories are more similiar than you know! I sail in YOUR boat, I have
>partials obstructions all the time and surgery is NOT an option. I put
>up with it for years and it sunk me into major depression as I started
>making my world real small.
>One day my internist said she wanted to try something with me. She
>wanted to go against ALL the advice I was given [no ruffage, no fiber
>etc]. Now, understand I lived on junk food because it was easy to
>digest [chips etc and pickie food snacks, pasta etc]. She took away all
>the bad carbs & pasta/rice, took away red meat and pork, she restricted
>me to a few things...all part of the test.
>Do you know it has been 15 months and I have had NO partial
>I just recently won Social Security Disability for this problem, and I
>have never been better as of late...I know it takes one day to go sour
>but let me say my quality of life shot up once these obstructions
>As it turned out, with my severe ARD and fistula's in the bowel
>[complication of adhesion surgery], meat and starch were binders....and
>one of the triggers to the obstructions..
>So they have diet controlled me and alleviated SO MANY problems that
>made me a basket case and forced to stop working and go on disability.
>Yes, I take narcotics for pain daily..but miralax has been a miracle for
>me to prevent constipation from the narcotics.

would you mind giving us a sample menu of what you eat?  thank you.

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