I have an ileorectal anastomosis but I had an ileostomy for a couple of years first. My colon was removed due to severe Crohn's, not polyps however.
Is your surgeon going to give you a temporary stoma first or hook you up in one operation?
I got unlucky after my reconnection. I developed an ileus (paralysis of the bowel) right after the operation, which kept me in hospital for nearly 2 weeks and was hell on earth. Then shortly after that the Crohn's came back, so I didn't get much of a break really.
Hopefully it will go much more smoothly for you. You are gonna have a lot more BMs at first, but that should settle down over the following weeks and months - keep some calmoseptine or other ointment cream near the toilet. Keep to a bland low-residue diet for at least 6 weeks while the bowels heal - they will be sore and swollen for a while. Eventually you can expect to end up having anything from 4-8 soft BMs a day. It sounds a lot, but if there's no inflammation there won't be any urgency, bleeding or pain, which makes a massive difference. But yeah, without a colon, you'll never be able to have 1 solid BM a day ever again.
Dx Crohn's in June 2000. (Yay )
Tried: 5-ASAs, azathioprine, 6MP, Remicade, methotrexate, Humira, diets.
1st surgery 20/2/13 - subtotal colectomy with end ileostomy.
2nd surgery 10/7/15 - ileorectal anastomosis. Stoma reversed and ileum connected to the rectum.
Current status: Chronic flare. Do I have any other kind?
Current meds: 50mg 6MP; Entyvio (started 3/11/16)