It depends on how many steps you are having it done in. 2 or 3?
Also, how ill you are or not going into surgery.
I had a two step procedure. As you can see in my signature start to finish took me 3.5 months and I was done. At the time I was a stay home mom so I didn't have to go back to a job but I could have 6 weeks after step one and two weeks after step 2. I want to add that I was really sick going in. I surprised myself (and my surgeon) that I healed so quickly.
Just like everything else related to UC....everyone is different. Recovery is obviously easier if you are relatively healthy going in. If the day comes and you want to go forward with it, make sure you have been off steroids for a long time.
DX Pancolitis in 2005. Family history of UC.
Tried every drug-even Remicade & Cyclosporine (nasty!)-Tried diets-nothing worked-wanted my life back!
Step 1: J-pouch surgery (Laparoscopic restorative proctocolectomy w/ temporary diverting loop ileostomy) 6-25-10
Step 2: Take down surgery (Ileostomy reversal) 10/8/10
No more UC and no more drugs!! Very happy j-poucher!! :)
Post Edited (ByeByeUC) : 2/7/2014 8:49:50 AM (GMT-7)