Hi Gina: If it makes you feel any better, and I hope it does, there are no guarantees from any of the adhesion barriers. They work for some people and not for others. Just the way some people get adhesions after surgery and some don't. My surgeon told me that and people on this forum have had barriers that didn't work. I am sure my surgeon got his opinion from going in and seeing adhesions in people who had barriers used previously on them. Also, my surgeon operated on me just because it hurt. There was no other reason, I had no sign of obstructions or complaints in the area of bowel function. It had only been 6 months since the first lap and he knew there were other adhesions. But he didn't brush me off and say that surgery for adhesions doesn't work. (and as far as we knew at that point, my first surgery didn't work because I was complaining about the same exact pain.) What he did say was that there were no guarantees and that I could even be worse after the surgery. When I asked him if this was ever successful he said "sure, or else we wouldn't keep trying, or at least I hope we wouldn't keep trying" Gyns who do infertility surgery do repeat surgery all the time. But I think you are right there in that the difference is the goal-it is not pain control, but pregnancy. And most infertility patients would risk future pain to become pregnant. I also worried about the post-op period, especially after the second lap. Should I be active or restrict my activities? There is no guarantee that exercise right after the surgery works, but I agree, its something to try. Dr. Bradley wrote on the ob-gyn website that he has his patients doing side roles etc. every 15 minutes as soon as they return from the recovery room. I worried like you, when I restricted my activities, would I just be letting the adhesions solidify. Well, what about when you are asleep? Any good you did by exercising in the day could easily be negated by 8 hours of relative inactivity during the night. I think if adhesions are going to form, they are going to form and there isn't a whole lot you can do on your part. There is also some thought on presribing large doses of anti-inflammtories post op to cut down on inflammation. I think that at 5 weeks you are still in the recovery period, even though it was a laparoscopy. You had major work done. I wonder if those friends and family who tell you that exercise is the best thing for adhesions have any experience themselves with adhesions? If my problem is adhesions, then exercise made the pain much worse. If it isn't adhesions it also made my problem much worse so I guess you can tell what I think about exercise!!!:< P I'm talking about strenuous, high impact stuff, not necessarily walking or most household activities.