I am eating my usual lunch (lunchmeat and cheese on homemade whole wheat, topped with garden veggies) wondering if this might be the last time I have to try to force the food down with lots of water. could this be the last time I have to worry about the food getting stuck about halfway down?
I’ve had this problem for at least 10 years, but I’ve learned to live with it. it’s not usually a big deal, but now and then something will get stuck. people tend to freak out, because they think I’m choking, but it’s well past the airway intersection. all it does is make me uncomfortable and prevent me from eating or drinking anything else until I can force it down or bring it back up. on average, I think it causes such an issue maybe once a month, but I’ve always got to be careful.
so tomorrow I’m going in for an esophageal dilation. hopefully it’ll do the trick, and I will no longer fear apples, steak, chicken or bread.