Well I had to have the full open surgery both times, and got an infection in my incision, so my recoveries were much longer than the norm. Most folks these days are able to have it done via laproscope and there recoveries are much quicker. But I think the normal recovery time is about six weeks. You won't be able to lift your baby for that time, but someone can pick them up and set them on your lap, and you can snuggle that way:) And you could end up going right back into remission and enjoying many more healthy years with your kids. Good luck!
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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
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