If the abdomen is sore when you touch it, similar to a bruise pain, that is from all of the internal work they did and from inflating your belly. I had my colon removed through a 10 inch incision through my belly. For the first 2 weeks, I had pain at the incision site, then for the next 6 weeks I had that mild abdominal pain you were mentioning, like similar to touching a bruise. The stoma may itch and be sore for a while as well, until everything around it heals.
Age 0 to 30 - 100% healthy, no meds, no doctor visits, no hospital stays
Oct. 2006 - Symptoms of UC began
3/5/2007 - Diagnosed with UC - Pancolitis (entire colon involved)
20mg-40mg/day Prednisone, 4.8 g/day Asacol - didn't work at all
10/12/2007 - Steroid Induced Osteoporosis from Prednisone and Anemic
add Actonel (75mgx2 pills/month) and daily iron pills
2/12/2008 - open Subtotal Colectomy with Temporary Ileostomy Surgery
8/05/2008 - Unexpected surgery to remove blockage caused by scar tissue
11/20/2008 - J-Pouch Surgery and possible Ileo Reversal Surgery Scheduled
"When life gives you lemons...make lemonade"