Hi, I recond that one would be in the hospital for 10 -14 days after the oppo. If one was out sooner Wow. I would say it would be another 6-8 weeks once you were home to build up the strenght. Some people have been know to be back at work doing light duties ( if there is a thing ) in about 5 weeks.
When I had my j-pouch (Ileo) oppo, I fell into a couple of rough patches. I developed a absess and spent an extra 10 day in hospital. About a month later I has a Virus called MRSA. I was in hospital for another 2 weeks on some heavy antibiotics. It came back a couple of weeks later. I have now been tested twice & both resulta have been clear.
The doctors went in and had a look about 2 wekks ago and found that my rectum was closing. The say that it has to be expanded once a month for a couple of months. Who can say ? At the end of it all, you know there is no guanrantee that I'll be able to get hooked up for the reversial then.
I have now drawn a line, I can no longer have my life placed on hold. I now have decided that I might as well have a perm ostomy.
I have been managing everything and have no gotten myself into suck arouten that I've learned to accept it.
It's been 2 years & I'm not waiting any longer.
I must say my doctors have been great, outstanding. They have been very supportive & would do try anything
they could to get me right. I just can't wait any longer. The sooner it happens the better. I just hope that some thing happens befor they break for Christmas.
Oh yea, I had UC.