Hi sammies. I am a teacher, too. I had the same surgery as you - mine was an
open surgery. Everyone has said not to go back to work too early. I was feeling so good that I thought six weeks would be a good stretch of recovery - until I fainted yesterday. Now I am thinking that it might be best to wait eight weeks I am one of the 25,000 teachers who have received pink slips in California, so I would like to go back and finish the school year off, if for no other reason than to prove to myself that I can teach with an ileostomy. I look forward to reading what others have to say.
scheduled for permanent ileostomy surgery 2/19
proctocolectomy with permanent ileostomy 2/19
tried asacol, rowasa, remicade, humira
40 mgs.10 mgs 5mgs. prednisone, 20mgs and tapering every ten days
51 years young