Hi. Sorry you're not well. I've had a 10" resection because of obstruction too.
3-7 days in hospital is normal. No eating for at least 2 days, then slowly introduce foods. First 48 hours is hard and painful unless you have good strong pain medication. I had epidural type med and I felt almost nothing! It was great.
After 48 hours of strong pain med, tylenol 3 should do the trick. The pain can be searing and burning only when when getting in and out of bed. The first day or two, get out of bed slowly and with the aid of a bar or someone's arm for support.
No lifting anything more than 10lbs for 6 weeks.
No driving for at least 2 weeks.
If you have kids, get help at home! Hire someone, get a church member, but get help. I had my mother in law bring my baby to day care and my hubby picked him up after work and took complete care of him. I couldn't even lift him.
The first week will be hard to walk around, but walking a little aids in healing so it is recommended. At home, don't go crazy all the yummy food, be gentle on your tummy. Have chamomile with org. honey or green tea. Eat soft natural foods that are easy to digest.
After 2 weeks, the tummy starts to get much better faster, but you still should not do any lifting or exercise except for walking.
By three weeks you feel much much better, close to normal, but the tummy will be a little tender for another couple of weeks. Take it easy until the full 6 weeks. You should see a doc at 6 weeks and be back to work, if you work.
FYI: I was sick with new crohn's disease in my terminal ileum within a few weeks of my surgery. This doesn't happen to everyone. My aunt had surgery about
15 years ago and hasn't been sick since.
If you have surgery, I wish you a long and happy remission! And remember to eat your veggies.