Two weeks ago, I had stomach surgery where a portion of my colon was removed (it twisted probably due to adhesions from a gallbladder surgery 15 years ago.) 18" of the colon is gone plus the appendix for good measure. Once the plumbing gets back to normal, I should be back to normal.
Timing wise, I guess I'm lucky that this happened in the summer. I had laproscopic surgery before and had a 10 lb weight limit for awhile. Right now I have a 25 lb weight limit and am not able to do much more than walk since anything that engages the core is still pretty painful. (30 staples from bladder to below the sternum.)
Just wondering how long it took until you felt normal and could take a bike ride or swim? When I brought up skiing to my doctor he said not to worry since the good skiing isn't until January. :(