Macgirl...I am soooo happy to hear you made it through surgery and are doing well. Don't expect too much too soon. This takes time. Are you going to have a j-pouch or a permanent ileo? I have a permanent ileo because my surgeon refused to do a j-pouch on me because of my age (63 at the time) and my extended use of prednisone (dependent on it for the better part of two years). I still have issues, I think I may have another hematoma in the anus, and am going back to the surgeon on Tuesday. I just hope and pray it isn't an r/v fistula. But, I won't worry about that now.
I must say I was never depressed after the surgery, maybe because I was soooo sick for so long and knew it was my only alternative, but today while taking a bath, I glanced down at my stoma with the bag attached and said to it..."well, I guess I am stuck with you for the rest of my life." LOL! Oh well, better than suffering with that pain, bleeding and urgency.
You just take one day at a time and take it slow with the eating. Don't do what I did...eat too much too soon and had to have that nasty ng tube stuck down my throat about the forth day post op..ugh. My surgeon said to listen to your own body and it gives the best advice. God bless. I will keep praying for you!!!