From a nurses stand point I don't think that is normal and you should talk to your surgeon about and make sure he or she is at least aware its going on. I would think 5 months out it is not normal to be doubled over in pain.
Good luck and keep us posted.
taking care of daughter w/ Crohn's since 12-04
MD's switched her diagnosis to Ulcerative Colitis 10-08
her medications: Remicade, imuran, benyl, levisin, humara, TPN (in hospital and home) home iv antibiotics
Multiple admissions for flares, sepsis
2 ports inserted/removed
Total Colectomy 11-11-08
revision of anastomosis 12-08
Temporary ileostomy 1-2-09
Thanks for all the support!