agreed, i’m not a fan of medication unless absolutely necessary. i tried cholestramine several years ago, and it did not work… in fact, it made the pain attacks worse. Today, I’m off to get a CT w/ barium contrast… after seeing surgeon last week, who came so highly recommended (and I spent countless hours gathering my records for him to use), and he already started with the “hands up in the air” and it couldn’t possibly be anything i think it is, like a biloma, it must be hernia from the incision sites… swear to god, after this, i’m giving up on doctors ever figuring this out, i guess they’ll figure it out on my autopsy when whatever this is finally takes my life.