I am 4 weeks post reversal. For me this surgery was much worse than the Loop Ileostomy. I don't think this is the norm from what I understand so those anticipating a reversal take this into consideration. The surgeon said he had to do a lot of work because of adhesions and almost had to open me up so this is why I had more pain. The pain is gone but now trying to get used to the other issues. I feel like I was in the dark about what to expect after the surgery. They mentioned that you will have bouts of incontinence, but your body should adjust in about 3 to 12 months. I question if my body is adjusting or am I adjusting to my body. In 27 days I have had 5 days where there were no "accidents" and 1 of those days I had no bowel movement at all. I can go all day and I think I have made it then I will start with minor or major clustering which usually end up with 1 or more not being able to make it to the bathroom in time. I started taking Metamucil a week ago which has helped a little bit. I started with once a day and quickly moved to twice a day and today I am going to three times a day which is the max. When I have clustering, my stool will start out formed (although very soft) and towards the end it is loose. I tend to have these bowel movements toward the evening but I had one time that woke me up at 4 am and kept me up for 2 hours. Because of this I have only been out of the house for doctor appointments and brief trips to the store. I am trying to figure out how I will be able to handle going back to work. Can someone tell me does the incontinence stop or do I have to wear " Big Girl Panties" the rest of my life? I still believe the reversal was the right decision. They say everybody is different but I wish I had more info on just what "everybody" had gone through! Would love to hear some input on this.