Yes, it sounds like you have an ileus. The best thing you can do is WALK, WALK, and WALK!! The intestines need exercise to wake up. This is not uncommon for this surgery; it's happened to many. Don't let it get you down.
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