All the best for the 23rd artist. That is the day that my stoma will be 3 years old. I didnt have my rectum removed until march last year though. I hope that everything goes as well for you as it did for me. I healed very quicky from both surgerys and the second surgery amazed me because I didnt hardly feel a thing from "underneath"
As for the supplements, I work in a health shop,but I am hopeless when it comes to taking supplements for myself. I am always telling myself that it would be good for me to take the Acidophilus but I always forget to take them. I do eat natural yoghurt though and so far so good. I did take an Iron supplement for a while after my second surgery because my levels were a bit low. I like Spatone liquid 100% natural,it put my iron levels up realy quickly.
If you are looking for a multi vitamin and mineral tablet that will absorb well,I suggest that you avoid the time release type because you might find it doesnt have time to absorb before you expel it into the bag.
I will look out for you when you feel up to posting again after your surgery.
All the best.