Slim, I had a history of bowel obstructions too, and decided to have surgery to remove a stricture (all scar tissue). I had been SCD about
10 months. I think SCD is the reason I healed so quickly! I was out of the hospital 2.5 days after surgery, and off pain killers after a couple of more days. I had a colonoscopy one year after the surgery, and the anastomosis had healed perfectly! It's also been nice to be able to eat food that isn't pureed
Also, do you check your meat for illegal ingredients? Turkey is probably the worst offender for adding things like broth, but it doesn't hurt to check everything just to be safe.