I am in the midst of deciding a date for the reversal of my colostomy....wondered what the procedure to prepare for the surgery, and just how much time should be allowed for the recuperation of this surgery. On Dec. 14, 2011 I had an abcessed colon with no pain until the last few hours before the emergency surgery when the colon burst.....then several weeks in rehab with antibiotics for the infection. Any good or bad points to consider ????