I second that strange, I was in no position to work or workout before my surgery. Since takedown I've been gyming almost 6x a week and I've been working for a company which takes 8hrs a day. The pay is also good so I woulnt say disabled ,far from it. Any amount of bms are better than those painfull ones with UC and with a jpouch it takes me hardly any time to clear up. All my co workers and my manager are well aware of my situation and are very helpful. I in return work very hard. I think its a matter of opinion. The surgery is on neither extremes you are not perfectly normal neither disabled.