Well, I had my reversal on March 21. All went well. I was released from the hospital on March 26. I'm feeling quite well all things considered. Regarding my question of 'fasting' prior to my takedown? Here's the timeline. On Monday the 18th, I stopped eating, just smart water for the electrolytes. Did the normal flushing procedures the day/nite before. Not too much action, couldn't have been too much floating around, (sorry couldn't resist) lol. Anyway, needless to say, when they get you on a table in pre-op and the anesthesiologist team surrounds you accompanied by a triage nurse or two I will say my emotions surged. I was totally pumped for this takedown, I went 3 years with a stoma. Once I was wheeled into that chilly O.R. I couldn't wait until the anesthesia was placed over my face. I actually had the team laughing... I said, c'mon already, gas me! I wake up a couple hours later, I take a very precarious glace down towards my abdomen hoping it was just bandages and no bumps (stomas)... wheew, all clear, just a big square grid of surgical gauze with a lil blood here and there!! I was stapled up like a UPS package. Didn't and still don't care. It was a sucess! I will say this to all you future reversal prospects.. GO FOR IT! As expected, my sentiments are.... I should've done this a long, long time ago. Once I left the hospital I was pain killer free, they messed up my script order and I just said forget it. I'm fairly well caught up on all my tv series. (lots of r+r) I've tried 6 different Haagen Daz flavors so far and I'm just now doing some online shopping for an outrigger canoe, and this summer I will be going swimming in the pool at my apartment complex! I'm 165lbs. 5'11" I'm gonna have to go dig out all my old slim fitting jeans. Life's small perks will never be taken for granted by this guy ever again! Thanks to all for your support and input.