Bluegrass, what kind of complications did you encounter?
I got an abscess a week after surgery, and spiked a fever. My surgeon came in at 10:30 pm to drain it, and I spent a few days in the hospital (she said if I hadn't been on so much pred for so long, this would have been an outpatient thing, but in my case, she didn't want to wait until morning).
On the CT for the abscess, they found a blood clot in the portal vein to my liver, and I had to take coumadin for six months (gi debated whether I needed it, decided on caution).
My perineal (butt) wound did not heal, and I had to have another surgery 7 months later, followed by 3 months of no sitting or bending, as it healed very slowly (it's closed now, finally).
I also had a few blockages this summer -- eating high fiber foods in very hot weather and having trouble staying hydrated....
But these all feel minor compared to when I was sick.