By actually reading information about bowel obstructions and constipation, you will be able to develop a better understanding of these two conditions and the problems they present for you. You will also learn why your surgeon is not very eager to do surgery when adhesions attach the intestines to other abdominal organs. The risks to the patient are just too great!!
** Small Bowel Obstruction - easy to read and easy to understand http://www.beryl.net/yourhospital/HTL/21422.htm
** Postoperative Adhesive Intestinal Obstruction http://www.bhj.org/journal/1996/3802_apr/reviews_365.htm
** Bowel Obstruction, Large - scroll down and click: Bowel Obstruction, Large (Gastrointestinal category - near the top) http://www.emedicine.com/emerg/index.shtml
** Bowel Obstruction, Small http://www.emedicine.com/EMERG/topic66.htm
** Constipation http://www.emedicine.com/EMERG/topic111.htm
** Constipation, impaction, and bowel obstruction - for doctors and other health care professionals. http://www.graylab.ac.uk/cancernet/303510.html
** Intestinal Obstruction - Alternative names: intestinal volvulus; ilius; paralytic ilius; bowel obstruction - easy to read and easy to understand http://www.healthanswers.com/adam/top/view.asp?filename=000260.htm
** Intestinal Obstruction - Self-Assessment for Intestinal Obstruction http://www.ibionet.com/intestinalobstruction.html
** Links to Intestinal Obstruction Web Sites <http://www.ibionet.com/intestinalobstructionlinks.html
** Constipation, impaction, and bowel obstruction - Patient Summary http://imsdd.meb.uni-bonn.de/cancernet/503510.html
** Constipation - easy to read and easy to understand http://www.planetrx.com/condition/cond_detail/info/93_Introduction.html
** Intestinal Obstruction http://www.nurseminerva.co.uk/intobs.html
You will feel and be empowered once you have decided to be receptive to learning about your medical condition. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER in a doctor/patient relationship!
-- The 15th century proverb which summarizes the purpose of medicine is: * To cure sometimes, to relieve often, to comfort always. *