Hi hun, I'm sorry you aren't doing well. I know this weather has me pretty beat down. I can't even go out of the house and have to turn up the heat to try to dry the place out. It's like a big weight on my chest. Not heart attack kind of thing just my useless set of lungs. So many people are being admited in the hospital that I know because pnemonia is going around like crazy here.
I actually do have a small hiatal hernia they found when they were looking for somthing else when I was in the hospital a couple of years ago. I don't get the indigestion often. Except when I eat a hotdog loaded with onionn and than go to bed. But than that serves me right!
I hope you start feeling better soon. we have plenty of time to chat on the phone when we are both healthy at the same time. Maybe june? You shouldn't be running around trying to do all this paper work and house selling stuff. I know there are somthing that have to get done but I really hate that you have to do this stuff when you aren't doing well. It just takes so much longer to recover.
try to rest and take care
love ya hun
I don't really have any answers for you, except to validate what Bill said. Swallowing can be caused by any number of things, but is commonly associated AI disease. I also have this problem, some days are worse than others, but I just chalked it up to sjogren's. I know I had a swallow series done during my first upper endoscopy years ago. Results came back (I think) that 1 out of every so many swallows was abnormal. It was very mild then. It has gotten worse now. I'm already treated with PPIs, though, so short of surgery I don't think there's a lot that can be done about it. I certainly wouldn't qualify for speech therapy, etc...
I sure hope you feel better soon. For me, when it gets bad I try to stick to very soft and wet food (e.g., yogurt, noodles)
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