Thanks to everyone who's extended their sympathy for my misery.
Artemis - I actually have some nice and gentle "smooth tea" (he, he) and I'll drink that over the next days until things are "regular" again while reacquainting myself with my inner bunny
I found out today that milk of magnesia is definitely not the answer for me in the big "C" situation. The results were far more drastic than advertised. Sorry for TMI, but I am trying to share my experience with those who may be thinking of going that route...
I reiterate my final resolve to eat my lettuce religiously and have the occasional smoothing cup of tea.
I've never really faced this issue before, so I decided to whine about despite the fact that it was clearly self-induced. Well... Maybe the milk of magnesia disaster will have a positive impact on my WI tomorrow. Gotta see the bright side, right?