wow that sounds like a bad thing to have! i am glad our posts helped you.
The surgery is NOT fun, lol. But you get drugs, and they will be your friend, lol. Actually one of the worst things is the gas that you will get,which is a good sign that your insides are workign, but it really hurts!
WHen i woke up from surgery my first thought was, "What did i do?" my second thought was "i am better" and i felt the only way i can describe it is CLEAN. And my third thought was "OWWW!" and i got more drugs then, and it was ok, lol. When you are in the hosptial they put a clear bag on you and the stuff that comes out is this nasty nasty green stuff that smells to high heaven, which makes it hard. When you get home you can use a diff bag that isnt' clear and the output thickens up and starts to smell better.
I was pretty sick and on pred when i went in, so that makes recovery longer, i was in the hospital for 6 days, was going to go home after 5 but a random fever kept me in another day.
You are on limited activity and a low residue diet for 6 weeks, all that means is no major stuff, dont go dig ditches or anything, lol. Low residue diet is things that are easy on your stomach, no fresh fruits or veggies, no stringy meats. After six weeks you can start introducing things slowly.
I did have some emotional stress, the time that was the worst for me was the second day after i came home, i took a shower and when i got out and looked in the mirror i was devasted! i was almost a skeleton, i had huge bruises from IV's all over me, and from the surgery, the bag was there and i was like, OMG i am a monster. And then i thought, well that's just dumb, i may look kind of rough right now, but i knew that i would look much better as soon as i got myself back to normal. I ocassionaly get upset about it, i mean, noone's life long dream is to have an ostomy. But it only lasts a few minutes.
It took me a while to get used to caring for the bag, my husband is a nurse and he changed it for me for the longest time, then one day, i was like i can do this. And i tried and it took me FOREVER!!! now i am down to about 8 minutes for a change. and it takes about two minutes to empty and clean the bag.
I hope that helped, i tend to take the long way around to tell stuff!