It takes a good 6-8 weeks to recover from a resection. And even up to 6 mos to a year to fully recover. I was on painkillers for just about
the whole 6-8 weeks. You have to remember that they moved alot of stuff around in there and cut out the bad areas. It will take your body awhile to adjust to the changes. I would recommend for now that you try to keep your diet easy to chew and easy to digest. I ate alot of baked chicken, mashed potatoes and soft foods like that. I wouldn't be eating anything you want right now, as your body is still healing. But for now as I said before try to eat a lighter diet, and then as you start to feel better, slowly try some of the other foods. I know there are things I can no longer eat since my resections, so you may have some restrictrictions too. Good luck!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!