So I’ve been living with it most of this year. I’m still learning and just pushing through as much as I can.
But can I ask for some tips.
For my I end up with food left on either side of the back of my mouth when I swallow so I have to keep going until it eventually moves, aka swishing water about and hoping it dislodges. I also randomly swallow without wanting to while I’m chewing which means choking, or if I’m lucky effectively regurgitating the food back up. (Erw, my husband jokes I’m just pretending to be a mama bird trying to feed her kids).
And then the issues of everything getting stuck a lot of the way down. Which again means chasing every bite with a ton of water. And having to use fizzy juice as a way to build pressure to dislodge prices that get properly stuck (found out I can’t have gummy sweets this way. Wasn’t fun).
I’m starting to make a list of foods that are worse for causing issues. Tonight I’ve added lettuce.
My aunt (speech therapist) give me the tip of swallowing pills with yogurt or something thicker. Although I admit I don’t do it often still cause I’m stubborn.
But yeah any tips on learning to deal with it.
I’m pretty stubborn so changing my ways is hard, especially as I was in a soft/liquid diet for a lot of my life aka from around 11years old until 23years old. And only actually starting eating fully solid food at that point after jaw surgery. I was excitable cause I can could finally eat steak! Now… Yeah that’s sort of lost again for me.
It’s a minor inconvenience as long as I don’t fully choke. But it’s still everytime I eat or drink and even swallowing saliva.
So yeah… Sorry. Probably given more detail than needed. But anyone got tips?
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