Bratcat's reversal was much different from her 1st surgery. It took under an hour. She was up and out of bed almost immediately. She loved walking the floor (no real pain). And she smiled almost immediately after surgery! Even the nurses saw a difference (she was on the same floor, same room, same bed).
She had about 2 weeks of butt burn. Mostly because she ate so little that we think alot had to do with the gastric juices in her system. Now it is only when she eats some foods (which she does but she knows what to expect).
Her recovery time at home was also much quicker. She was back at school 3 weeks after her surgery. She could have gone back after 2 weeks but it was Thanksgiving weekend and she figured why go to school for 2 days and have another 5 days off.
Good luck. Feel good.
--Mom of bratcat (17 years old) and nonamejames (20 years old)--
Daughter bratcat was diagnosed with pancolitis October 2006
Flared Fall 2006, Fall 2007, Spring 2008
Asacol, Rowasa, hydrocortisone enemas, prednisone, 6-mp, Remicade
7/3/08-Step 1 j-pouch surgery and no more meds!
11/10/08-Step 2 reconnect!
Son nonamejames was diagnosed with Crohns in Spring 2008
Asacol, Pentasa, 6-mp