Hello, I had my bag taken away on the 1st of Aug. 2012 and got out of the hospital on the 6th. Everything went well. If you read "MY STORY" you will see that everything that could have happen when they found the crohns did and it was a very bad story. BUT, this one is GREAT. I had the bag for about 9 months and was realy scaried to have the reversal but my Dr. is the best in Calif. I've been told and he said that I will be happy if I have it done. Well it's now day15, I'm at home and for the most part I feel good. I started out with 15 BMs a day but only for the first day and then it went down to 8 now it is around 4-6 a day, some gas. What I LOVE the most is that I can now slep for a long time at night without getting up to dump my bag. And it feels so good to be without it. I heard so mant bad storys about having the reversal but I looked at it this way, If someone ha a good experiance the chance of coming back to make a post to tel their good story would not happen much because they were getting on with life. If the reversal was really god with no complacations why would they come back to the forum, not saying that all think that way but its something to think about, Well I had a great experiance so far and I'm so glad that I did it. It has changed my hole out look on life, I hated that bag and now I feel free, I'm in remission and ready to get on with life. It's been less than 3 weeks and can't wait till my scar is compleetly healed, I have some pain there because the last Dr. that did the last two operations, and he having to change Insurance weeks after my 2nd operation left a very nasty scar and this new Dr. really had his work cut out for him and he did a great job cleaning up the old scar. And I mean it was bad. They tryed to do a open wound heal and it didn't work at all. I had a hole about 2" round and 1/4" deep that still was not healled . So far so Good. And I am so happy and thank God so much for this good operation. I'll keep you up to date.