I had slightly different surgery in 1999, had panprocolorectomy to remove colon, rectum and anus so was a big op cause of all of the scar tissue from previous flare ups and surgery. Was in hospital for 8 days and abck to work after 5 1/2 weeks (however they did say would be in hospital for 3 weeks and off work for 3 months but then again never taken much notice of those time scales!)
Worst thing was they said to have an epidural for pain relief after surgery and they managed to insert it incorrectly and so didn't work at all but no one would listen so I had no pain relief for 7 days until I demanded they remove it in a more lucid moment. What people don't realise it that the druds in an epidural are opiates and if they push the dose up it scambles the brain and this is why I was in no fit state to insist they remove epidural.
Apart from that it was pretty plain sailing.
Crohn's dx 1989, loop ileo 1992, end ileo 1992. Arthritis developed 1990 Stoma abcess 1995. Azathioprine started 1995. Panprocolorectomy 1999. Stillbirth 2000, antiphospholipid syndrome dx 2000. Flare up 2004, stoma abcess and strictoplasty 2004. Low blood pressure dx with impaired kidney function 2006, fludrocortisone pres. flare up 2010, steroids, Humira, codeine.