I had a full colectomy with a j-pouch (standard incision) and did not have an NG tube. I think the surgeon makes that decision, based on need, during surgery. I used the morphine pump for pain and was totally off of it 12 hours after surgery.
I am sure you will feel better after this is over with!
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free