I'm laughing so hard at what you wrote about
your quick recovery!!
It sounds like you're in a good place mentally and are ready for some much-needed relief from Crohn's pain. The post-surgery pain will be alleviated by excellent I.V. medication in the hospital and pills when you get home. Once you have healed from surgery, you will be pain free!!
I was out driving and grocery shopping two weeks after my proctocolectomy. I didn't have a lot of energy, but I was able to take a shower, get dressed, go shopping, and then go home and rest. Your strength will continue to build as each day passes.
I knew the day after my surgery that the Crohn's pain was gone. It was the most amazing feeling to know that it would not return, because there was no colon or rectum for it to return to! Mine was always contained to those two places, so I feel healed from this disease. After going to the bathroom 20+ times a day before surgery, I absolutely love not having the urge to go anymore!
My husband is jealous and wishes he had an ostomy, too! The other day we were at the beach, and they were remodeling the bathrooms, so they had port-a-potties up for people to use. They are so stinky, that I said, "I'm not going to use one of those... I'm just going to go in my bag!!" He replied with a chuckle, "Oh, you ostomy people just think you're soooo special, don't you?!" And, I replied, "Yes, we are!"