Recovery varies from person to person but if your sugery is complication free I imagine that you would feel well enough to travel at 8 or 9 weeks post surgery. You might not be able to keep up with your family but if you are in an environment where you are comfortable and able to get rest when needed you should be fine. Do ask you surgeon.
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