After a recent admission to hospital due to awful abdominal pain, and spending a week on morphine, it was deduced that I am having complications from adhesions. I have had five surgeries in my lifetime, of which four were open surgery. I have had key hole surgery to undo adhesions due to three twists in my bowels. I had full open surgery October last year, followed by post op bleeding and two infections, all risk factors for development of adhesions. I have been told that the current plan is for them to do nothing bar pain management. They have said will have flair ups again, I collapsed at work in pain. Been told I have to get each severe flare up assessed just incase bowels obstruct etc, but will not operate if that's not the case and would do as they did this time, which is just boost my medications till I am comfortable enough to manage at home. Now I am someone who doesn't like medications and now on over twenty five pills each day. They have said I may never be pain free again. Is there any one that any of you know who is more proactive than just pain management. Plus I am studying for my PhD at present and medications make studying so hard because they make me drowsy and wooly headed. Any advice, pain management tips etc very welcome. I just don't feel happy with just being medicated and nothing else being done.