I just had a resection of the terminal ileum 17 days ago. They removed 12 including 2 inch of colon. I was terrified so I know exactly what you are thinking. I was in and out of hospitals all my life with nasty CD. But, this was my first surgery, and I had a hard time. If it makes ya feel any better, I was up and walking the next day and drinking liquids in 2 days. As for pain, I was sore from the incision. It was manageable with tylenol, Ibuprofen, and oxycodone. As of a few days ago, i am off pain meds and eating / drinking normally. I am trying things I haven't had in years due to the CD. Surgery isn't fun as you know but you will be fine. The first week post-op will be tough, but then it gets easier. You will be fine. Keep tough !!