Since you are not having a jpouch and you didn't have UC this lady's condition shouldn't worry you. What she has is called pouchitis and only occurs in jpouch patients (or k-pouch patients). The severity of her pouchitis occurs in about
1-5% of pouch patients. As for walking, you will be forced to get out of bed the day after surgery and encouraged to walk. This will help get your bowels awakened and will aid in your recovery.
My surgery for a jpouch took 1.5 hours.
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free