hi,I've just been exsiting lately this summer. Since I had that tramatic Colonoscopy it was a bad summer. That seemed to stir things up even worse. I guess I just had such badd spasms that he could hardly get the instrament into me to do the proceedure. However we did go to Niagara Falls this summer ( 4 hour drive) and I was able to purchase some tylenol#1 with codeine there OTC. So That takes the tip of the pain off . So I've been living on Banana's, bland food, Questran, and taking the tylenol with codeine to take the edge off since no drs. will not cooperate and give me the minimal pain meds to help me LIVE.