I am not an IBD sufferer myself but my fiancé has been diagnosed with Crohn's disease 10 years ago. He has since been on Infliximab infusions and Azathioprine but he has been out of remission for the last year and now suffers with bowel stricture and lots of scar tissue: He is due to have a Right hemicolectomy next week as the stricture is getting worse and worse.
It is now all sinking in for me and I was wondering if anyone has undergone a similar surgery and has got any advice for his recovery and what I should prepare for his return home etc? Same goes with the type of food he will be able to eat afterwards and things like that as I would like to be prepared as much as I can.
I myself already had 2 laparoscopies before for bowel adhesions and suspected endometriosis so I already know myself how he will be feeling to some extent but I also know that these 2 surgeries were very minor in comparison to the one he is about to get next week! Any advice/information would therefore be greatly appreciated!
Thank you very much in advance!