Providing your surgery is complication free you should have no problems. My ride home from the hospital was 2 hours and I even stopped for lunch. I have stairs and had no problem climbing them and slept upstairs in my bed every night. I didn't have anyone caring for me at home and managed to take care of all my cooking and eating needs. One thing I encourage you to do within 24 hours of your surgery is get out of bed and walk, walk, walk. This will help with your recovery.
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free