I waited about 10 weeks... but I has some painful abdominal incision healing woes which affected the timing of that. I did ask my surgeon about it just to make sure, and I would recommend that. It seems like an uncomfortable question, but remember that they have answered the question hundreds of times before. I experienced no discomfort, and it actually felt better than with UC because I had a lot of constant abdominal pain with my disease. It did feel like things shifted or tilted a bit, but nothing that felt bad... just a little different.
-39 years old
-Officially diagnosed with UC in 2006, though had symptoms since 1999.
-Had mild/moderate symptoms continuously until severe flare in autumn 2010 which required 2-week hospital stay
-Took Asacol, Rowasa, Canasa and Prednisone to manage flares but meds stopped working
-Tried 1 dose of Remicade but had excruciating joint pain and discontinued
-Had permanent ileostomy surgery 11/8/2010