... treated with an NG tube and in hospital for 4 days. After the intestine relaxed, all was normal. Not one medical person, surgeon, nurse, gastroenterologist, ER doc... not one said change your diet. The scare tissue must move and adjust with the intestine (bowel). I have gone to smaller meals, but I eat the same fiber cereal, vegetables, nuts, seeds, fruit with skin. I've been ok for 3 months. I do stretch and swim and exercise regularly. I do not eat a meal before bed, that's always made me sick in the past. I'm 60 years old and this is my first experience. I'm 5'4" 137 lbs. The most wise comment a Dr. made was, "live your life" you cannot predict this condition. What are the weight and general health of these posts? Does everyone exercise and maintain a healthy weight? It seems many people have had abdominal surgery/radiation and other scar creating procedures. Not everyone has had this issue. Is it your intestinal make up?
I had an SOB in 2017 and thank you for writing, and I think you are right about the intestine- I have always had problems with constipation because my mother gave us poor foods. I did have a hysterectomy in 2014, and the doctor did not informed about scar tissue, so I was back in the emergency room in 2017 because of it. The Gastro nurse told me now I will have more scar tissue. You and I are about the same size, and I am 62, but I keep losing weight because I cannot hardly eat anything- I also am lactose intolerant, and gluten intolerant, and my body is fighting me on being a diabetic 2 but I am fighting back.
What do you do for constipation, and how to you keep your tummy from bloating?
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