Hello all, I’m new here. I had an ostomy in 2013, and the “takedown” 6 months later. Sigmoid removed. The first surgeon cut a nerve, and also a muscle atrophied. After all this time I am still severely constipated, I never go other than rock hard little pebbles. If I take stool softener or a laxative, I am not able to make 5 feet to the bathroom without a huge mess everywhere even at 1/2 dose. I have had huge messes happen in public. Has this happened to anyone out there?