Re: Information required about Colorectal Surgery recovery time
Recovery time, depending on the extent of the surgery, for a young person can be 6-8 weeks. Someone your dad's age can take significantly longer to recover. You should encourage your dad to go for short walks etc. If he sleeps most of the time he will remain fatigued.
Talk to your doctor about meal replacement supplements (Ensure) etc. If your dad had chemo or radiation it is possible that the smell of certain foods will make him gag. Try foods that have a low odour (rice, potatoes)