Had my pre op screening yesterday, got my stoma site marked up. My surgeon said she just had a first surgery w/ pouch patient leave the hospital in 2.5 days! That's pretty amazing to hear, I didn't think it was even possible to leave that soon! She also said you can drink right after surgery and eat the next day; that they don't wait for bowels to wake up or anything. They are making it sound like a vacation, not surgery
DX 2/10 UP. DX 10/10 UC. Now crohns colitis? Hospital 10/10, 01/11 dehydrated/anemic. Arthritis, sjogrens came w/colitis. On Asacol, codeine, tramadol, Xanax, Imodium. I've tried Canasa, Bentyl, Imuran, Prednisone, Flagyl, Cipro, Morphine, Vicodin, Prozac, Remicade ~ nothing worked. 1st surgery scheduled 6/8/11!