The time needed to recover from surgery when part or all of the colon is removed is definitely not overnight. It surely doesn’t take one year either. As one might expect, every individual person has their own individual story with regards to recovering from their surgery.
If you are in the middle of a massive flare at the time of your surgery, and your body is very weak, and you have lost tons of weight, it is possible that your recovery time might take longer than others.
The average amount of recovery time a patient needs to get back in the swing of things after colitis surgery is about 6 weeks. That is not to say that some people amazingly recover in less than three weeks. And on the other hand it can take over two months for other individuals.
The surgery is not the end of the world, and many people are back to their normal selves with just a few changes in regards to their colon now being removed.