My Dad had a reversal done on Feb.6, 7 months after the original surgery. He had some major diarrhea issues while in the hospital following the surgery, once things started going, but since returning home he has started a routine of having a movement every 2 days.....not diarrhea ish....but a formed stool. His incision has healed, they actually removed the stitches before he left the hospital and we visited the surgeon last week and he was pleased with the progress. I think every one is different and patience is important. Good luck.