Best of luck to you and please do let us know how you are after surgery. Spinal Soldier gave you some good tips. I can tell you walking is the only form of exercise you will be allowed to do for quite awhile. It is the best exercise to help wake up the bowels after surgery and it will help you get your strength back. Let your helpers do the hard stuff thats why they are there to help you.
crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & psoriasis and psoratic arthritis. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 17 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.