I had my final surgery in October 2011. I have had two major total obstructions. Both were from raw vegetables and adhesions. First one was very similar to yours, no surgery but 6 days in hospital. Second, surgery that was tough to heal from it. I cannot eat any leafy vegetables. If I eat salad it has to be iceberg lettuce because it digests easier. I’m always aware of what I eat but that doesn’t always stop these things from happening.
I have had six major surgeries so just imagine the scar tissue! Plus, I have a huge hernia! Life goes on but I would love to sit down at a huge salad bar and pig out!
By the way, I was a vegetarian when I got sick! I have learned to eat chicken and bacon! Lol Best wishes for you!
Iceberg lettuce actually breaks down better for you than kale? I'm surprised. Kale is so soft and that and spinach are the only two salad greens I can have. I wouldn't eat any type of lettuce.