Fan 11

From: "Mary Edgar"
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2000 11:03:27 -0700

I came across your web page after suffering for months, not really knowing what was wrong with me. With much pleading from my husband, I went to a doctor. I did a bit of research beforehand and figured he would tell me I had an anal fissure. I was right! My doctor gave me the Nitroglycerine ointment and sent me on my way. Instead of getting better, it seemed as though I was getting worse. I was in terrible pain after a movement and often times during a movement would bite on a towel with tears streaming down my face. It seems as though the waste was just too big and too hard. This AFTER taking all the fiber and fiber supplements I was told to- AND the stool softeners. There HAD to be something to stop the pain. Something to make the waste smaller, softer!!

After calling the doctor's office several times and complaining about the pain, they told me to take 3 IBUPROFEN every 4-6 hours. This dulled the pain, but kept me in a total state of unconscious. My value of life was at zero and reaching the negatives. I couldn't plan anything because I never knew if I would be well enough to do anything. I can't even count the number of engagements I had to cancel. The enormous amount of medication I was taking had me worried due to the fact my husband and I have been trying to conceive out first child for over a year, I was sure taking this amount of meds would only deter our chances. I tried to explain this to my doctor but it didn't phase him. So, I was on my own.

After searching and searching for something that would make my butt feel better, heck, I just wanted to be able to sit down with out squirming and crying - for five minutes- WALAAH! I found your page. It is amazing and so informative. These are the steps I have taken.

After a week of feeling fabulous, with little to NO PAIN, my husband looked at me and said, "why didn't your doctor tell you any of this?" Good question!

I am doing much better now and have my social plate full again. This, for a 22 year old is detrimental, I tell you! As a matter of fact I have a party tonight, tomorrow, a wedding on Saturday and a Cubs game on Sunday.

I owe a lot of this to your web site, without it, I would still be laying on the couch in misery!

Thanks so much!


*sitting, happily at her desk*

Opps- btw "Jack"

You may, if you like post this email on your web page. I believe that a lot of people in my age category don't think stuff like this happens to them. They think of "butt problems" as something 'older' generations deal with. Obviously that isn't true.

Thanks again!


From: "Mary Edgar" <>
Subject: Fan 11 Update
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2001 22:48:23 -0700

Hi Jack!
Just a little update on me :)
I'm doing wonderfully.
I have had a few *minor* setbacks.
Whenever I have a "problem" I know immediately why, dairy? Not enough water?
Not enough roughage?
Now at least I can pin point the problem and correct it!
Thanks for your site! It's a godsend!
Me and my bum are very happy :)


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