A completely empty colon only weighs about 1 pound. Most ppl start gaining weight once the offending organ is removed and good health returns. Everyone's incision is different, it's based on the surgeon and the patient's physiology. Mine is straight and runs about 5-6 inches from below my navel to to top of my pubic bone.
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free