I was swollen for at least a week after coming home from the hospital (I was in the hospital for 6 days). Maybe even more than a week, now that I think about it - I've lost all sense of time from the weeks following surgery, lol. But the swelling DID go down. The more I walked, the faster it went away.
Diagnosed w/IBS: Oct. 2006 Diagnosed w/UC: Jan. 2007 (proctitis), July 2008 (pancolitis)
1st Surgery for J-Pouch: May 22, 2009 - need 2 more surgeries, dates TBD
Canasa ; Rowasa enemas; Lialda; Prednisone; Protonix; Remicade; Zyrtec-D; Toprol; various pain meds post-surgery;
Supplements: Women's One-a-day multi-vitamin; Super B-complex
Current Status: Aug, 2009 - Recovering from the 1st stage of J-Pouch surgery; temp ileostomy; 2 more surgeries to go as there was too much damage to create a J-pouch