Yikes, I guess it's time to join the ranks of the resected. I just found out that my ileum is too far gone for medication to really do anything. I had some questions for anyone who has had a resection in the past. How long did your recovery take? I live in Boston, but I don't have any immediate family nearby to help. I'll probably be in the hospital for a few days post-surgery. Is it unrealistic to think I'll be able to take care of myself when I'm first released? How long did it take before going back to work? I have a desk job, but it's very high stress. I haven't told my employer I even have Crohn's yet and I'm not sure how they will react to me being out of work for any length of time. How about driving? How long does it take until you start feeling human again? So many questions... Thanks for any input.