I am having my reversal surgery in a little over a week on June 24th and I am really nervous since I had trouble with the first surgery! It was actually two emergency surgeries.. resulting in the colostomy bag! But it saved my life so I can't be too fussy about it.. The first surgeries I was in the hospital 9 days!! I am trying to find out about an average hospital stay for a reversal! I would like to know how bad the pain is.. how bad is the first bowel movement?? Mainly just different stories on what to expect!! I don't have Crohn's.. or any other disease.. My emergency surgeries were because I had over 8 holes in my lower large intestine.. I had been having trouble with BM's (I would get nauseated, almost pass out, sweat, pain, and they were not hard ones.. they were loose stools.. too much info I know) the barium and stool together turned into hard rocks but I was having problems before hence the reason for the barium test! And they think the "rocks" made the holes bigger but have no explanation for why they were there!! I had barium, feces, stomach acid and infection all in my abdomen.. I was never really sick.. just never felt really well and didn't have much energy.. just only when I went to the bathroom! After the 9 days in the hospital and 2 months healing at home... This surgery has me scared and nervous! Any and all comments and suggestions are welcome!! Thanks in advance!!!