Pouch, you can wait as long as you want between surgeries. Jeff was put back on the ostomy in March. He won't be put back together until Oct/nov at the earliest. He might even have to wait until the first of the year. We will find out Monday I think when we meet with the surgeon. As far as driving, Jeff was told 6 weeks and the first time he drove, he thought he was going to die. But he was cut completely open. The first two surgeries which were done lap, he was still told six weeks I guess as long as you are off narcotics, you can do what you want, but why risk it. You have come through a lot.