Re: adhesion diet?

From: Sue (
Sat Aug 30 22:50:48 2008

I too was just hospitalized for SBO from adhesions. They dont want to go in and remove them unless it's absolutely necessary. I feel like I would benefit from having these "things" removed. The last time I had them was back in early 2003 so I think I've made it a while. I had 16 days of constipation and they did everything known to man to release everything. They told me to not use any narcotics whatsoever because that slows your digestion tract. Am I the only one that thinks this pain at times is excrutiating? I am feeling better right now because I am taking Reglan & Miralax.I am finally eating a bit and wonder if me feeling better is due to the fact that the adhesions are releasing a bit? Do they? I have been hydrating myself very well lately and wonder if this made any difference. I noticed that my urine output is not very high even though I have been drinking more but before this my urine was dark. I always have a glass of water next to me, plain or vitamin.

It's nice to know others out there that suffer from these "things". I don't know anything about them so reading what others have written are so familar, in a scary way.

Thanks for answering my post. I wish everyone healthy days.

At Wed, 13 Aug 2008, IAS Admin wrote: >
>From: [] On Behalf Of
>Sent: Saturday, August 02, 2008 1:51 AM
>To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS
>Subject: Re: adhesion diet?
>Following are my suggestions from about 25 years experience with
adhesions:  >drink lots of water, always have it with you and drink, drink, drink.

>When adhesions are acting up, keep the food soft and easy to digest. 
>Whether it's soup in the winter or yogurt and ice cream in the summer, keep
>the food soft. 

>Bread can cause back up of food.  If you do indulge in veggies (I do) make
>sure you drink a lot of water after to make sure it moves through your
>digestive track. 

>Keep meat to a minimum as it takes a long time to digest.  Pasta isn't too
>bad; feels good on the stomach, but don't eat too much that it binds.

>NEVER EAT POPCORN if feeling adhesions are messing with your bowels,
>intestines or stomach.  I can say that because I've learned the hard way. 
>If I do eat it at all, keep the serving very small and follow by water
>again.  Coffee has been pretty good, but go easy if you have GERDS or acid
>reflux.  Coffee does promote bowel activity.  Tea or anything warm is good.

>Eggs are good.  Coddled (?) eggs are great when you're really sick (that's
>milk, egg and butter mixed together and microwaved).   

>I drink Slimfast.  I pop it in the freezer about an hour before my lunch
and >it tastes great, like a milkshake.

>Pretzels are one of my favorite comfort foods.  I do eat fruits, just not
>too fibrous and again, if I do, I drink a lot of water.  Watermelon is a
>good source of fluids and not too hard to digest.  So are peaches, pears,
>nectarines, etc.

>Chocolate is my other comfort food.  Don't think it causes too many
problems >and always makes you feel better!

>We eat omlettes or eggs with fried potatoes and onions for dinner
>occasionally.  That's always a good meal when I'm suffering (usually
>starving but afraid to eat).

>I only drink milk occasionally, but because I don't care for it too much. 
>It also goes down pretty good.  So does cottage cheese.

>Stay away from fast food hamburgers.  They almost always make me sick.  Too
>heavy of food to digest.  Usually sits like a rock in my stomach.  I do eat
>it occassionally, but only when I'm feeling good.

>My best advice if you haven't noticed is fluids.  Fluids aid in digestion
>and I always have a water bottle with me at all times.

>Hope this helps,

>Caryn R

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