Your stay in hospital after the reversal surgery may not be more than 4 days.
Generally, they discharge the patient once the new system starts functioning i.e., you start passing wind and motion from the normal passage, which normally is after 2 to 3 days post reversal. So cheer up.
Initially, you will have to go to wash room quite often, may be over 15 times a day, but later on it would come down to 4-6 motions a day.
I hope by the time you get this message, you would have been through with your surgery, which I am sure must have gone well. Take care.
45 years Male Attorney
Diagnosed UC October 1989
Had two stage J Pouch Surgery Nov 2005; Take Down March 2006
Complications after surgery - Incisional Hernia and Ano Fistulas
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle: Albert Einstein
"What you are aware of you are in control of; what you are not aware of is in control of you."
Post Edited (PSA.Delhi) : 8/4/2009 6:00:22 AM (GMT-6)