I am supposed to have the first surgery for the j pouch in early Jan and I was wondering how long I should expect my mom to be here to help with the kids? My Dr says you can go back to somewhat normal activity after 3 weeks; but what is considered normal?? I have a 2 year old and a 7 year old. When can I pick up my 2 yr old? What are the restrictions post op? What can I do and what can't I do? I will have the minimally invasive surgery so I won't have the big incision to recover from also. My Dr was GREAT about
answering any questions I have, but I just wanted to hear from someone who had actually had the surgery as to what I should really expect. I know everyones recovery is different, but I need to plan on the amount of time I will need help. My husband will be here the whole time too, but my mom will come for extra help with cooking and cleaning and watching the kids. Sorry this got a little long. You guys are always so informative, so I love asking my questions here!!