I wonder if you spoke with your surgeon again about trying enemas now that you are coming up on a year out from reversal. I have been using them everyday for 2 years with very good success. It's only a few cups of tap water, takes about 30-40 minutes and I'm good for the day. It has allowed me to have a normal life. I know many want to try to get LARS under control naturally, I tried for 15 months. When the GI at the bowel control clinic suggested enemas I had never even thought about it. Another suggestion he had was to take miralax daily with the idea of getting a clean out at one time. I chose the enemas as I had more control of when I used the bathroom. I told my surgeon, oncologist, and general practitioner and all were fine with me doing them. Just a suggestion, I know how frustrating LARS can be.
I see her next week and will ask her about it.
BTW, I have tried out a few bags recently.
I have the little Coloplast sample bag that I've used since August I think. It holds my three peristaltsis bottles, some wipes, some pads and a plastic bag. It's quite compact. I was putting it in a gym bag with an adult diaper, more bottles and a lot of pads but the gym bag was too big and everything just sprawled in the one big compartment. I tried a camera bag but it wasn't tall enough for the bottles and I bought a medical bag which is somewhat large but it works well. It has bottle holders for four bottles so they don't lie on the side and leak and there's room for two diapers and a package of wipes. There's a compartment in the front for pads and bags and an open pocket in the back where I put a phone or an iPad. So this is my bathroom bag and I've been using it for two days and it works better than the others.
It means I can reclaim my gym bag for going to the gym.