High Spirit; thank you for responding. I'm going to print the suggestions and take them with me to the naturopath today. I have been reading on this site "after" my post, now I see what you're saying... I've got a LOT to learn!! YOU and so many others have encouraged me SO much and help me to stay on the path to the naturopath and avoid surgery!! And by the way; it turns out I am constipated afterall.