Hello D, well I just had my total colectomy on Feb 19, but they cut right through all my ab muscles so its taking me longer to recover. I felt great the min I got out of recovery, I new that it was the first day of the rest of my life...get back to a life, I have been ill with this for so long, its like heaven feeling so good. The first 3 weeks were a bit trying but I got out of the hospital after 7 days and had to go back in 2 days later for 3 days due to gas that was built up and vomiting all day and night with nausea out of control, I was told that I had more problems with nausea then most.
You will probably be out and about trying to do to much in weeks due to having it laporoscopically...spelled that wrong but hey, you get the idea.
Good news is that you will be eating before you leave the hospital. My doc told me 3 months before I have good enough energy and a full year to fully recover.
But I go and do sm things as I get tired easily and my incision gets to aching really bad...but I feel great, and itching to do more...but have to be patient.
You will do great, why are you having one at such a young age, ??? What do you have CI ?
I will send lods of prayers your way, but your young and I am 53 so I made it and you will too.