My experience with pain and discomfort has always been minimal or short lived.
My experience with doctors over these issues has left me truly distrustful of doctors and the methods they employ to "treat" you. We have not found long lasting answers.The only source of hope and encouragement has come through forums like these.
I personally feel the adhesion sufferer is a black mark against the medical/surgical community and they would rather pass off the problems as psychological rather then admit to being ignorant or helpless to correct their mistakes. Remarkably, many have been helped by medicine. But .... we have a ways to go. The degree of humility, skill, experience and compassion varies greatly with doctors. Keep looking and keep listening.
My word to spouses and supportive people;
Don't give up in being kind and understanding. It's not all in the head. I saw a docudrama about the inhumane treatment of prisoners. They were not insane when they went into prison, but when they were mistreated, they went crazy. So if you had to live with pain,discomfort,inability to care for yourself at times, and doctors that think your crazy, you'd go crazy too.