<<The one has C and the other (me) had D, and I guess in theory the other 3 SIL's think we'd be ideal to share a bathroom together. I always hesitate though because she is so private about using a bathroom!>>
Umm, do they not realize that someone with C spends a lot of time on the toliet TRYING to go? I mean, once you feel you've got something started, you want to try and follow through, because starting and stopping a lot can actually make your stools harder. Very bad to mix with someone with D who is on the toliet all the time actually going! And as a private pooping person, I agree that someone with C doesn't need more reason to hold it in!
There have been other people on here with anal fissures and they seem to heal on their own. The baths and soft stools that Lil recommended are par for the course. But haven't others mentioned getting a presciption ointment from their doctor to help heal it faster?
Kerimon - I have 4 SIL's, all sisters of my husband's. They do not get any of what I struggle with! Let alone how their sister who has trouble with C goes thru either. In fact the one swears if you smoke a cigarette, you have a bm. So she's always pushing cigs on the one with C, when she doesn't smoke at all! They don't even try that stuff with me! I am quite good at finding bathrooms all over our hotels - near reception halls, restaurants, etc. If I find one off the beaten path with several stalls, that becomes MY bathroom for the trip. They don't even realize the time I spend in there......but you are correct, the one with C has told me she sometimes doesn't go for 4 days. She eats whole wheat products, fresh fruit, bran cereal, takes a fiber supplement. She also has told it's hard for her to travel. Similar to me - I go too much. And she can't go as little as she does at home. Sometimes I have to wonder why I even attend these trips. But it's my chance to do something for me, where my husband and kids do not depend on me for anything. It is a nice 3 day trip in many ways. I always wonder if they were my immediate family, would they understand? Probably not.....you don't really get any of this unless you've lived closely with someone going thru it or have it yourself (abnormal colon probs).