I had lapro surgery and was back to work in 2-1/2 weeks and I have a physical job. I just took it easy not to lift over 10 lbs. until a month passed. I felt near 100% by 1-1/2 months after surgery.
I did alot of waling after surgery and during those 2-1/2 weeks at home I was walking on my treadmill 3 times/day. I believe that is what got me back on my feet sooner.
As far as meds, I did not listen to my doc afterwards and go on Imuran or Methotrexate because I was concerned about
the side effects. I only took Asacol as my maint. med. Well 10 months later and feeling really good with no problems i told my doc to do a colonoscopy to see if the disease had returned or not. Well, it did return and now I am just started the loading doses of Humira yesterday. It was either remicade or Humira and I went with the Humira because it was more convienent compared to sitting in a chair for 3 hours. I'm upset that the disease has come back so soon and wonder if I would have taken Metho or Imuran if things would be different today,but is was my choice.
My opinion looking back I would hit it hard.
Good luck with your upcoming surgery i hope it goes well for you.
It's your choice on the maint meds, just don't be afraid of the side effects.
Best of luck and Happy New Year!!!
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009
Medications: Asacol, Precription Folic Acid, Multivitamin, 1000mg Calcium, Vitamin D
, Probiotics, Pepcid Complete, Questran, Monthly B-12 injections.
Living a Great life with my Wife and my two Chocolate Labs
Hunter & Hailey.
I love them dearly.