I think you have it covered if you stay in a hotel. I preferred to sleep in a reclining chair when I got home for a few nights. It was just easier than getting in and out of a bed. The first days after takedown can be a bit nutty. Make sure you pack roomy, comfy clothes. Your belly will likely be swollen for a few days.
Probably not a bad idea to be close. Where I went was a bit over an hour away. I had a complication after my first surgery and had to be taken by ambulance back to where my surgery was because my local hospital couldn't take care of my issue. That was a long, bumpy ride ugh! All in the past! Best wishes to you!
Marianne- age 48
DX Pancolitis in 2005. Family history of UC. Symptoms started shortly after I quit smoking
Tried every drug-even Remicade & Cyclosporine-Tried diets-nothing worked.
Step 1: J-pouch surgery (Laparoscopic restorative proctocolectomy w/ temporary diverting loop ileostomy) 6-25-10
Step 2: Take down surgery (Ileostomy reversal) 10/8/10
No more UC and no more drugs! Very happy j-poucher
Post Edited (ByeByeUC) : 9/6/2016 5:00:25 PM (GMT-6)