Greeting MeMe 1977! Welcome to the General Healthboards. My sympathies, I hope you feel better soon. Yes a week is a long time in my opinion. A professional could be asked about it. It does happen to some people. I would try okra, I would also drink a whole quart of warm water in the morning upon rising. I would later use more water later to be sure at least 50 ounces had been taken per 100 pounds body weight, and probably more than 50 ounces.
If there is no abdominal pain the physician could be asked if it is O.K. to use senna pod tea. A few pods could be put in a cup of hot water and steeped 20 minutes keeping the hot boiling water out of the reach of any existing children for safety's sake.
If surgery was done sometimes things happen such as an ileus from the bowel literally sleeping from anesthesia or stopping from trauma, sometimes it twists. If there is no bowel movement of course there is an X-ray test to see what happened in case they need to go back in. Of course everyone makes their own healthcare decisions in life. Peace, sjb