Kim_A, I've never had a stricture before so I don't know if that's what's causing me to strain. How would I know if I have a stricture? When I see my GI I'll ask him about it. I always use wipes and I have a hand held shower head that I use too.
Lablover, thank you. I love bananas so that'll make it easier for me to eat them more often. One day I'll get a bidet as right now money is tight.