I had jpouch surgery for UC and take no meds. I was on vicodin during the recovery but stopped taking it 7 days after surgery. Today, 8 years post surgery, I am med-free.
I was given just pain meds and later a spasm med. I take 8 different meds now that aren't related to this surgery, but am down from 17 that I used to take before my surgery and am looking forward to stopping some of these in the near future .