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