Re: how long does it take to heal after surgery
I had resection about two years ago. I was surprised at how fast you come back. Make sure to walk as soon and as much as possible. Some people chew gum right away to help get things moving again. Drink lots of water and get good diet advice and follow it.
In about 4 weeks I was back to jogging with my dog and feeling completely back to my old self. It was done laproscopically, but I am not sure that is that much of an advantage other than leaving a smaller scar. The surgery is longer in time than the standard open method. I was in the hospital for a week for recovery. The first week at home was fine, but took it easy just walking around the back yard and watching a lot of TV. By the second week I was walking around neighborhood and to the store. In the third week at home I could do light exercise and return to work.
The first day or two after the surgery in the hospital you feel pretty weak and sleep a lot. I did not have very much pain, and after 2 or 3 days the minimal pain was easily managed with extra strength tylenol. I probably used the tylenol about 2 or 4 times a day for a week to 10 days. Good luck with it and I hope it goes well for you.
Take care of your incisions after you get home because you don't want to get an infection to set you back.