Christy, although I haven't had the takedown surgery; I just wanted to say good luck. Just take it easy at first. I had a sub-total colectomy 5 years ago. At first I was going about
20 times a day. After about
2 months I was down to 5-6 times of day. However I still had active u/c at the time. The urgency went away until about
6 months ago, then I was getting sick again. Now have a permanet ileostomy and feeling so good!
Take care and please let us all know how it went.