Hi! I am from the Ostomy forum. I had my ostomy reversed in March/09. I have been suffering with really serious constipation issues the last month or so. I take 2 tbsp of ground flax seed in the morning on my cereal, and they 2 more tbsp again before bed. This has helped me tremendously, although for some reason the past month or so it hasn't been working as well as it had been. I started on probiotics today and i'm hoping this will help. Do any of you have any experiences or knowledge you can share with me on this? I did some reading up on the subject of probiotics before I started taking them, but personal experience is always the best...Can you advise me re this?? Thanks so much.....Cheryl
Diagnosed IBS 2000
Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2001
Repeat Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2006 (the mesh from previous prolapse surgery had let go and fallen into my bowels)...
Removal of mesh from bowels (it was piercing holes all through my bowels and appendix and cecum, causing 2 fistulas and heavy bleeding vaginally and rectally)...mesh was removed, two pieces of large bowel removed and resectioned with a loop ileostomy. 2008
Ileostomy Reversal March 9/09