Almost 5 months since my ileostomy reversal. Having good days (where I have freedom to "do stuff" and be active) and bad days (where I'm stuck in the bathroom or back and forth to the bathroom for hours). My surgeon's office seems to think this is not unusual, but I would love to hear from others who have gone through this procedure. Will I ever be able to travel comfortably? Are days where I spend so much time going to the bathroom going to be part of my life forever? I guess I'm looking for improvement beyond what I'm experiencing now and I don't know if I'm being unrealistic. I hear people say it takes months or even years to reach a "new normal." But what does that mean?