It is now seven weeks since the procedure. Two weeks after the procedure they removed the staples, than last week (6wks) I went back in and he removed all these stitches that were there from all the extra work.
At first I would not recommend this to anyone because I was having a lot of intermittent pain from the stitches, got bound up a couple of times, but a mild laxative worked great. A lot of my problems were not from the actual surgery but other things. I would feel great for half a day then feel miserable.
Now that the stitches are out WOW, I feel wonderful. They were causing most of my problems. Still have to wear the girdle thing to keep everything tight. Go back to my surgeon next week for another check up, (need to find out if I can start bowling). Hitting the throne every day regularly. Using the Activia with fiber really helps, much better than playing around with laxatives, stool softeners or other stuff.
Don't hesitate on having this done, The first few weeks are the hardest to get used to then WHAM you will feel great again and get back to a normal life. A regular take down is probably a lot easier than what I had done and you will recoup a lot faster.
GOD BLESS & GOOD LUCK
I don't know if you are talking about J pouch surgery or not. In many cases the doctor will re-hook the intestine in about 8 weeks after the J pouch surgery.
After my second operation I was told to wait 6 months to get hooked back up. So I waited, at the end of 6 months went knocking on my surgens door. The guy says he can't hook me up because he cut out all of my colon. That was the first I had heard of that. Ofcourse I was shocked to say the least. So i had another surgen do the J pouch thing.
The gut is slow to heal and prone to scare tissue. Many doctors want the extra time for the inflamation to go down and the scare tissue to normalize. The extra time does to some extent give a better percentage of a succesful surgery. Pardon my terrible spelling.