Yes, there are quite a few of us who have experienced the awful pain of obstructions. I describe it to people as increasingly frequent and increasingly more intense waves of pain. Twice I headed to the hospital with an obstruction. The first time it passed on the way (felt like a huge "pop" inside) and the second it passed during me 2.5 hour ER wait. My surgeon did laproscopic adhesion removal and I haven't had an obstruction since (thankfully). There are quite a few people and doctors who hesitate to do adhesion removal, so you have to find someone who is both willing and able to do so without much bowel manipulation (which is what causes them to form).