I've experienced nerve damage with two different surgeries. One was an ileostomy revision and the other was an ostomy closure, bowel resection, reattached to jpouch. In the first situation I was terrified that the pain would be chronic but it dissipated in about six weeks and I experienced nothing after that. In the other, more recent one, the surgeon told me they cut a nerve. It was very painful and, again, I was concerned it would become chronic. Three weeks later, i has all but disappeared. Hopefully you will not experience nerve damage and, if you do, here's hope that it will completely heal. Our bodies are pretty amazing really.