Surgery is difficult and painful for a few weeks but you will likely notice a huge boost to your health and energy almost straight away. I had my colectomy at the end of may 09 and by end june 09 i was feeling great and not having to take any meds at all is such a relief. I still have two surgeries to go until my pouch is finished.
Male, 33yrs, Australia
Bowel problems started 04/03
Pan-colitis UC Diagnosed 08/07
Hospitalized Aug 05, Aug 07, Mar 09