I was fortunate to have a quick recovery from takedown but my surgeon did warn me that it could be crazy for a year maybe longer before it all calms down. Im curious why your doctor told you two months...that may be for some people but they should always give you the worst case scenario. I went in with a prepared for the worst mentality. My uncle had j pouch surgery 15 years ago and he told me the first year for him was really hard. Now you would never know he ever had any problems and he was a truck driver many of those years with his j pouch. I am sure there are many people out there that had a long recovery too and now are totally fine. I hope they come along and share their stories. Hang in there!