Got to go back in on Monday to have my cholostomy closed. Been a little better than four months since I had 18 inches of my LI removed (after a perforation from Diverticulitis) along with my spleen. Felt lousy due to some meds prescribed while in the hospital recovering, but for the last month I have felt better than I have in the last 4-5 years (ostomy bag and Multiple Myeloma notwithstanding). Doc tells me I can expect four days to a week stay in the hospital and then at least one more week to get some strength back and heal. After that, he said it would be up to how I felt in regard to when I could return to work, etc. If any of you all have any experience with this sort of thing, what can you tell me about the recovery period and what to expect? Also, not real sure as to what my digestive process will be afterward (same before initial surgery or somewhat compromised with certain dietary restrictions). A month shy of 57, I'm glad to still be here, but since I've felt so much better of late (more like my old self), I'm thinking, within reason, that I can enjoy a little better health. Let me know what you know. Thanks.