Glad to hear Jeff is starting to feel better. The sleeping part was a tough adjustment (with the tube) because I had to sleep on my back. Does Jeff normally sleep on his side like me? The keeping of good bowel movements will be helped by bran cereal, prunes, and Metamusil. Once the body gets over the shock of surgery normal functions will quickly return (prunes are not my favorite), and you can dispense with those items.
Soon the bag will be gone, and Jeff will be able to take some short walks this will really help the healing process. Just make sure he doesn't over due it at first, and no lifting anything heavier than a half gal. of milk!
I hope everyday is better than the day before.