I had bowel obstructions begin just shy of two years post-reconnect. Was told at the time if I got past two years, I should be home free. I suffered through it for about two years before taking the strong advice to have the adhesions removed. My original surgeries were at Mount Sinai NY. Adhesions were removed at Johns Hopkins about 25 years ago with no obstructions since. I do have a lot of scar tissue and adhesions still, as is typical with abdominal surgery, but nothing that interfers with bowel function.