I was on pain killers so I couldn't drive until I was done taking them...about a week. But if you are not on pain meds you should be fine to drive and shouldn't have trouble moving around once home.
DX UC - in 2005 when I was 37
Tried every drug-even Remicade-nothing worked
Step 1: J-pouch surgery (Laparoscopic restorative proctocolectomy w/ temporary diverting loop ileostomy)6-25-10
Step 2: Take down surgery (Ileostomy reversal)10/8/10
Very pleased with my results