HI all. I just had my consult with the 2nd surgeon--not a lot of good news but she was at least very compassionate. She is going to do another scope herself to see if there are any weird angles etc. above the pouch that could be causing the obstructions. It is interesting how the scans I've had are interpreted differently (others that were said to be clear, she said they were not and showed various things that were a bit odd). She also mentioned my pouch looked like it had "grown" since August. Has anyone heard of this? She said exploratory laparotomies are not a good idea indwell likely cause more problem s than they will solve. So, here's hoping SOMETHING will be seen on the scope, otherwise it's a life of disability for me. I asked about getting a permanent ileostomy and again, it might help, but might not. Thanks all for listening.