Well my take down was scheduled for Tuesday June 19 and I was excited to finally get rid of the bag. Everything had gone smooth up until now and I had even gained some weight back with ostomy and was doing all my old activities so I figured takedown would be so much better. Well the night before takedown I had my first complication, a blockage after eating a full rack of ribs on the trip to Denver (6hr drive to see my surgeon). After 15 hrs of no output and pain I decided to check into the ER. After a full day and 1 NG tube later the blockage cleared but now I won't get my takedown till July 3. I get released from the hospital tomorrow all to come back in a week. I sure hope that was the one and only complication headed my way! My question is how long do the guys normally feel sore after a blockage? It still feels like I have been punched in the stomach but things are passing through fine.