Great news all went ok.
l took some lactulose syrup day 2 and went through me pretty fast to get things started. Peppermint tea was also very good at settling stomach and getting motions going.
good news on drain as I dodged that bullet too. Recommend him veg/fruit in your diet to help get bowel back in sync. I didn’t suffer too much with this. Was explosive liquid day 2 but then I had distension until day 4 and bowel opening was hard and large and I was mindful not to strain. Prunes, veg, lactulose syrup all help as well as peppermint tea so stop the large cramping.
just let staff know if you have pain and they should be able to manage this for you. I had a epidural (ouch) but the pain relief after even sorted my bad back for a week or so. Keep taking the tablets when given even if you don’t need them at that minute.
I thought I dodged the gas pain too but it hits me end of day 2 then 3 and 4. Painful but knowing what it was mitigated any concerns. Get mobile and move shoulder and arms to helps disperse it.
I suspect you will be in bed until day 2 then will be mobilised. Should be fine after the first few steps.
Hope you get a nights sleep. I gave up trying to sleep and just messed around with tv and Internet.