Half way though reading your book.My husband exprienced and suffered the distended stomach, pain and the attending doctor in small community leaving him finally sending him to Camrose Alberta a larger center for a scan. That doctor operated on husband not able to breathe on his own after operation. (Doctor said an obstruction from adhessions from appendix operation he had years ago). Sent to ICU in Edmonton a bigger centre, specialist said this man is a mess. Finally recovered enough to be sent back to Camrose and he became worst again because the bowls did not start working. I remember all the tubes and trying to get him up and walking. All the winter driving because I was at home a 2 hour drive each way. Sent back to Edmonton and operated on again this time a twisted bowl. Recovered from this but now left with low kidney function. Prayers please that he can recover some of his kidney function.