Yes. I just had this surgery in March as my small bowel obstructions we’re landing me in the hospital once or twice a month. Apparently it took 45 minutes for the surgeons to “unstick” one section. I had an epidural post op for pain relief. I must be honest. It was the most difficult recovery I have had. My bowel does not like to be manipulated and did not start working until about 2 weeks post op. I also suffer from terrible nausea post op which is totally normal for me but miserable none the less. I went back to work full time 6 weeks later and feel absolutely fantastic. My pouch is functioning normally and best of all NO MORE OBSTRUCTIONS! No more pain, nausea, etc.
I love my surgeon.
I hope you have success. Being out of the hospital for more than a few days at a time and working full time with energy and enthusiasm is liberating