YES! You're right.
That should answer everything.
The first day, you'll sleep; then you guessed it. they'll want you to walk in a couple days, and do little exercises out of bed. The more you do out of bed, the faster your gut wakes up and the faster you'll heal!
And I did watch a lot of TV. and I made a lot of phone calls. to friends, coworkers, etc. to update my recovery.
Oh and I brought my lap top. The hospitals have wireless internet.
I had lots of visitors. It wore me out. By my third hosp. stay, I told people to not come. Only you can judge when you'll want them. Maybe have them call you first.
I thought I'd read, so I took my book. But I never opened it. Too much going on.
Oh and when you get home,
REST and let your hubby pamper you.
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 1/29/08 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
pred. taper, zofran, immodium, lovonox, coumadin, carafate, prenatal vit., and pain meds
(ileostomy temporary....not so sure?)
"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."