Your intestines will remain swollen for six weeks post-op. There is such a thing as a delayed ileus -- I believe Probiotic also had to return to the hospital because of an ileus that happened once he got home -- but I've never read of one starting more than two weeks post-op.
dx'ed UC pancolitis 5/12
past meds: asacol hd, VSL#3, apriso, rowasa, xifaxan, 6mp, cortifoam, pentasa, cimzia, canasa, butyrate, flagyl, cipro, prednisone, remicade, methotrexate, cholestyramine, cortenema
current meds: none!
step one: colectomy, end ileo 1/16/13
step two: j-pouch construction, loop ileo 5/1/13
step three: takedown 7/31/13