I just had my reversal 6 days ago. I am very fortunate so far with recovery. I had surgery Thursday, went home Friday afternoon. Of course I have a small open wound and with that it has been as expected really as far as pain. I am a little swollen above my incision and it occasionally gives me pain when I move (ex. almost a "shock"type of pain). Been taking oxycodone and tylenol. Sleeping fine. My first BM was all liquid. I did go frequently for the first few days. Made sure to have Poise underwear in case I had an accident. I did have the "burn" from going frequently, but I have been using calmoseptine cream and that helps, as well as flushable wipes). I did buy metamucil wafers and ate 1 from the pk of 2 in the box. It helped to have less liquid output, but didnt slow it down too much to where I might get constipated. The poise underwear is not that bad. I did have a couple minor incidents in which I was glad I had them. It got to the point where I had to distinguish between me just passing gas vs needing to go. Now I am a bit more aware, so less "incidents". I do not have a normal stool yet, but it is trying to form here on Day 6. I have heard it takes a while. I am eating turkey, chicken, rice, potatoes, eggs, toast etc. No problems so far. I am going to reintroduce certain foods little by little and see how it goes. After day 3, I took the bandage off for the shower. I was a little apprehensive thinking it would hurt with the water, but I used a washcloth and let water dribble over the wound and it was just fine. I have been going out a little more the last couple days getting some steps in, but nothing too crazy! Everyone's body and healing time is different and so far I am feeling so happy with where I am and that it is going well so far. Try not to worry if you are doubting the surgery, mine took a little over an hour and feel so free from the bag.