I have had issues with the big C since I was a small child. I have additional trouble anytime I consume milk related products, and of course add in the pain medications I now take and there's just no getting away from it! I've tried all the remedies there are, but this summer after my hysterectomy my gyn prescribed Mirilax (you can get it OTC like Chutz said, and there is also a generic version that is much cheaper). Anyways, I have to agree with Chutz that it works really well. In fact, I would say it works better than any other treatment I've ever tried - ever! And it's gentle, too! Once I got past the initial issue, my doc has me doing a "maintenance" dose of 1/2 the recommended dose every other day. If I feel like things are backing up, I can just increase it as needed to the full dose daily for however long I need to.
btw...Chutz, it's good to see you again!