Hello, I am new to the group, been thinking about joining for a while. Quick history I had my surgeries to get J pouch 11 years ago this March and have had basically no issues until just recently.
Long story short I woke up with intense pain ended up having emergency surgery at 11 p.m. to remove part of my small intestine that was twisted on my scar tissue and had became gangrenous. I don't even know how much they removed, think just a few inches, but now I have about a 12 inch scar my stomach. This was January 18th, a little over a month ago and I am still extremely weak and everything I do besides lay in bed hurts. I have A 3 year old and A 6 year old and a full-time job and at this point I'm starting to get extremely depressed. The doctors keep telling me that it's in Normal for Recovery to take awhile.
I guess I'm just looking for advice to see if anyone has gone through this and if recovery is really supposed to take this long and is there anything I can do to make things better faster.
Thank you for your support.