I have been diagnosed with a small hiatal hernia. The endoscopy was about 6-7 months ago. I have been under a lot of stress lately, because my husband were both laid off before the holidays. So we have been partaking in lots of comfort food (healthy, but fatty) with intermittent attempts at getting back on a healthy regimen. I have been consuming a lot of red sauce, and enjoying my organic wine. This has been going on since the holidays. Before the holidays, I was eating lots of vegetables and lean chicken. I had a bit of throat pain before the endoscopy. The endoscopy showed a completely normal throat and esophagus, so there's no way something deadly can develop in this short amount of time? Right? I also have a tiny bit of intermittent pain in my ear now and again, which I heard was a sign of throat cancer. But the endoscopy was clear just 6-7 months ago. The pain I have in the throat is on and off, mostly on the right side of the trachea. When I press on it, sometimes I can feel it in my ear. It feels raw. Stupid me! I have stopped the organic wine and beer for a while. Any thoughts??