I had a 2 step procedure and went back to work 3 weeks after each of the surgeries. I left the house immediately upon coming home from surgery to grocery shop, do my daily walks (assigned exercise by surgeon), and go out to restaurants. Recovery was about all, regaining energy, lowering frequency, putting up with gas pressure, etc.
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