-- Mark writes:
Isn't bowel rupture a rare, extreme event? I thought a bowel obstruction or SBO was much, much more likely. No one has yet explained to me the risk of bowel rupture. Please enlighten me.
I will accept the risk of a potential SBO because I'm under the belief that surgery for SBO can be done with roughly the same odds of success as adhesiolysis, assuming you get a good surgeon using the latest adhesion prevention techniques. (I'd like to say that I've taken steps to guarantee that, but the truth is I haven't yet had that conversation with my doctor and let him know my wishes about adhesion prevention.) But a bowel rupture is a different thing, indeed.
I know many of the people here have had an SBO. May I ask, how many have had a bowel rupture? I'm genuinely curious.
Mark in Seattle