Every time I check this thread I am so disheartened how many of us have this problem. It’s a huge quality of life side effect on f the surgery that no one warned me about. I would have needed the surgery anyway, but it would just have been nice to know my healthy days were numbered.
Related to the coffee discussion, I wonder this to. I’ve been trying to figure out why I suddenly have this obstruction problem after 20 years of good health and the only major change was the arrival of my son (he was adopted so no physical changes from that) and with it, a huge increase in coffee consumption! I wonder if it messes with our electrolytes enough to cause issues in bowel contractions, or stool consistency, or other things. Might be worth cutting out (but oh so hard with a 10 month old who is not a good sleeper yet...!) Anyone tried no caffeine? I got the enzymes maddie mentioned-I’ll let u know how they work for me.