My energy level is through the roof compared to how I felt before surgery. I used to be anemic and tired all the time, too, and needed blood transfusions, as well. Thankfully, I'm not anemic anymore. You will be blown away by how much better you're going to feel once you get that diseased colon out of you. I'm excited for you to get your energy back!
ditto to everything!!
like sue said, surgery takes it outta you, but once your fully healed, which is usually around 1 year from j-pouch as to everything i've read, you should be in tip top shape!
I'm still in my occasionally tired just from surgery recovery phase, but its not like before when i was tired all the time. I wake up and go about
my day and since my job is standing for 8 hours i'm usually wiped by 5:00 but it's getting better everyday. and weekend when i dont do so much physical activity i don't really get tired at all anymore, its great!
-diagnosed with UC Dec 2006 at 22
-allergic or intolerant to all 5ASAs, sulfa and 6-mp
-emergency transverse colostomy on 9/13/10 from perforated colon
-Now IBD is indeterminate tests will be done after healing if still UC J-pouch surgery, if Chron's take down of colostomy