Good luck with your surgery! about three years ago I had several feet removed from my ileum as I had a complete blockage. The surgery left me with a wicked scar but also without pain. Although I exhibit most of the signs of Crohn's (isn't it wonderful to have a disease that lasts forever? ), that ever-present pain hasn't been back yet. I also started Humera two years ago and have had no side effects from it. I was totally disabled from my Crohn's but the Humera seems to have put me in a better state.
I just had a colon resection and was in hospital from Monday to Friday. Depends on wether you have open surgery or lapro? You could ask your surgeon this but they don't know for sure until you are in surgery? My surgeon said six weeks before lifting anything very heavy. As far as your work goes, it would depend on what you do? How fast you heal, fatique might be a problem, bowel movements, etc.
We have an oilfield service company and work out of our house so I was able to do office work the following week.
Had an open ileocecal resection and was in the hospital 4 days. I was home from work about 5 weeks and then went back part time. I have a big commute so I didn't want to rush it.
I was very depressed after the surgery. I was very tired and my energy level was nil. It took many weeks for my energy to return to normal. I didn't have a stoma.
Write down all of your questions for the surgeon and ask. I had a list a mile lone and he answered all of my questions.