That sounds pretty discouraging. I wonder if I should just break down and have the surgery? I've been doing the flushes every three weeks. So far I've done three, but not using Epsom Salts . The one time I tried Epsom Salts it aggravated my adrenal fatigue. I have also been trying beet leaf, artichokes, lecithin, NAC, and Taurine. Since taking these supplements I have experienced a reduction in pain to almost zero (maybe a twinge rarely). But I still don't think my digestion is correct at all. I have terrible gas and loose yellow floating stools. I am very discouraged and don't know what to do. I don't trust what the doctors say. I don't even know why this happened to me. I have never been overweight and I have never eaten a bad diet. I think it is a gluten intolerance issue. Do you think I should keep trying the flushes? I don't want to live like this. Thanks for your help.