i had them both together too, so i dont know about the seperate recovery time. It was a while before i could sit down regularly without hurting, i was sittingkind of on my back bone. And the itching was the worst,lol. He may not want to do this,but i found if i wore a maxi pad and changed it about every two hours or so, it helped with the itching.
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-