Hi westart. I am facing the same thing. I have an old incision from my 2 prior resectiosn 23 yrs ago. It goes from the bottom of the ribcage to the pelvic area. He is going to try lap surgery, if there are no adhesions. If there are adhesions though, he will need to open me up. He said the hospital stay is 3-5 days. If the lap surgery is anythign like my gallbladder was, it'll take at least a couple, 3 weeks before you'll feel much like a human again. It wills till take another month or maybe more to get back to ful power again. Full belly surgery is a whole different thing though.
No matter the surgery you must remember that it is a full on assault against your body. Huge trauma. Muscles will jump and dance, as will nerves. You will be weak for awhile.
150mg Azathioprine, Lomotil, Iron, Nexium 2/day, Fentanyl patch, Oxycodone, Baclofin
Crohn's, Fibromyalgia, Several bulging discs, Bone spurs, Osteoarthritis, Osteopenia, Reflux, Stenosis, Strictures, Dengenerating facet joints
When I am weak, then am I strong