I once had a B vitamin come out whole. I found out on here that those of us with ileos can't digest pills that are extended release. I've had my ileo for two years now and have learned more on this site in the last 6 months than I ever knew before. You all are the best!!
I understood exactly what you were talking about. I'm a 23 1/2 year ileostomate and I too check the output, especially if it is not the watery output that I am used to. Ya just never know what you may learn to steer away from eating if the output isn't what you expect!
I also was the needle-fearing child, and here I am giving myself B12 injections IM every 2 weeks! It's amazing how the convenience and cost of doing it yourself when you know it will be the rest of your life outweighs the fear of needles. I even tell the folks at the lab which vein to use to draw blood!!!
Looking forward to hearing you post soon,