Devin, I had my lieo reversal on Nov 14th, so pretty much the same day as you. I've been extremely lucky in the sense that after a week of hell in the hospital I've been doing great. I'm not sure why a surgeon would do a pouch and takedown as one step, it seems more logical to let your insides heal. That being said, you may want to eat really simple and easy to digest foods for a while so as not to irritate the pouch too much. Logically it seems like fiber from food sources would be too rough on your pouch, but something like benefiber (the kind that completely dissolves in water) may be ok.
My one big recommendation is for butt burn. I don't personally have it, but I think that's in large part because I have a bidet in my bathroom. My dad got it a few years ago after we went to Europe and I didn't really use it much before. But I do now and it's a godsend. I'm moving out to go to college (finally!) next fall and am really going to miss it. If you can get one, it'll be a great investment.
good luck with everything!
Ulcerative Colitis since December 2001 (age 15)
in remission for 6 months in 2002 followed by severely active disease
1st j-pouch surgery done on July 30, 2008