Well I have had two resections, but unfortunately mine were open surgeries. There was some pain, but that was adequately relieved with the pain meds and was well taken care of with pain meds at home. My recovery at home was 6-8 weeks, most are out 6 weeks. But it is my understanding that when it is done via lap it is about 4 weeks out of work. I was in the hospital for both of mine for about 10 days, but that was longer than usual because of infections in my incision both times. I was given a liquid diet for about 2 days and they slowly increased what I could eat as time passed. I was never too hungry while in the hospital, but it improved as I recovered. Hope that helps a little.
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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed for my anxiety. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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