I was recently had my first blockage 20 years after my J-pouch surgery! I was eating a romaine lettuce salad and had been snacking on raw carrots earlier that day. About 7pm I stopped eating bc of gas pains, took Phazyne for gas with no relief. By 9 pm I was on the floor in a fetal position in unbearable pain! My husband called E-squad. I was given Fentanyl twice in the squad and Morphine when I arrived in ER for pain. I was hospitalized for 5 days with a NG tube (Nose to stomach) put in after 3 attempts while I was AWAKE! My Doctor would not do surgery, which I wanted to end the pain because of risk of additional adhesions developing. He showed me on my X-ray that the blockage was not only caused by lettuce and raw carrots but scar tissue (adhesions) caused from my J-pouch surgery. My surgeon finally treated me with Contrast media down my NG tube and IV Magnesium (for some reason) which is heavy and moves slowly. They monitored the movement with x-rays every few hours until it began to open the blockage three days later. I was discharged at 5 days when the blockage was opened and I could metabolize soft solid non-fibrous foods. I was never told NOT to eat certain foods. I know that for maybe 6 weeks prior, when I ate steak, ribs or certain vegetables, I would vomit because I felt blocked. I have totally changed my diet and eating habits slowly. I am reading as much about others experiences as I can. I was blessed with a Charge Nurse assigned to me on the surgical floor by coincidence also having a J-pouch for about 7 years and also being hospitalized after eating a salad! I learned so much from her! I don't want this experience to ever happen again! Has anyone else experienced blockage emergencies and been hospitalized? Has anyone else had an experience clearing a blockage, which I have heard of?? Please share so we can all learn! Thank you so much! I am grateful for this sharing format!