Yes, she is normal for where she is at post surgery. Expect improvements in 6 week increments for the first year. Food will be trial and error but at 6 months I was eating everything and today I enjoy all foods and have no limitations. A bit of bleeding is normal on an ocassional basis but if it's daily she should be checked. You might want to add some bulking fibers to her diet; I think you must be in the UK so I am not sure if Metamucil is available there but it is a popular fiber in the US. A stricture is a common complication but easily repaired.
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