I had my reversal about
7 weeks ago. I am very happy with it - but I had UC, not Crohn's. The X rays before the surery were no big deal for me. No pain, and it was easy to hold in the contrast dye. I got up and went to the bathroom to expell it normally after the x rays. I had a very easy time recovering from reversal surgery, no incontinence, no urgency, and no butt burn or excessive gas. I am surprised your doctor would tell you such short recovery times, however. I am still not having very formed stools. I am told it can take up to a year for things to get completely healed. Also, I go more than 3 or 4 times a day, and I think that it is very common to go 10-20 times a day right after surgery. I don't mind at all, though, because I can hold it fine, and have no pain.
Feel free to ask any questions you have!
If at first you do not succeed, then skydiving is surely not meant for you.
Jo - UC, total colectomy and ileostomy on August 24, 2007. Step 2 & ileosotmy switched to left side - May 27, 2008, and take down August 8, 2008. LIFE IS GOOD.