I had a resection of the TI almost 8 years ago. I have NOT had disease recurrance. I do however have scar tissue and adhesions that have casued some other minor issues (not intestinal related), well minor to me.
I did not have a D problem b4 surgery and yes, I do have D quite frequently after having valve removed. There are meds to control it, but I'm so use to it now, It doesn't bother me to much. For the first couple years following surgery, I had a problem with urgency and "making it" on time to the potty, but that subsided over the years...... could be diet change as well.
Good luck to you. For me, the surgery was a good desicion, I had SOOO much scar tissue though, so the surgery was the only way for me to get back a normal life without pain.
Good luck to you!