So this isn’t going to be a long post due to the fact that I’m posting from my phone. This past weekend has not been an easy one for me, and the next few weeks aren’t looking to go very well in terms of diet and exercise.
I was taken to the hospital Saturday screening when I had a piece of steak get lodged in my throat. I was still able to breathe but couldn’t swallow anything: water, pop, my own saliva…
I’ve had a recurring issue where my throat tends to close while I’m eating. Normally I can force it down with water after a while so I tried to do that at home. But four hours later it was still there and wouldn’t budge. Kyle made the decision then to take me to the ER.
They gave me some medicine to loosen up the soft muscles in my esophagus and some valium to calm my nerves and maybe I could pass it on my own. Unfortunately that didn’t work so I was transferred to their main hospital where I was in the ER the rest of the night. I received xrays where you could see that the cartilage in my throat was being pushed.
I ended up having to see a gastroenterologist and have it surgically removed. They also took a biopsy while they were in there due to the fact that my dad had esophageal cancer.
I haven’t heard back on that but I did get a name for the throat condition that I have had. It’s called esophageal dysphagia.
It’s mainly triggered by my nerves, and considering we had to take my husband off or bank account to ensure his student loans wouldn’t put anymore holds on it, and we’ve been having car trouble with both cars and no money to fix it, my brother still being unemployed and having to support him as well, it’s safe to say my nerves are a little frazzled.
Anyways I’m on liquids for 2 weeks now then soft foods afterwards. And I’m afraid to eat really anything. I’m restricted from physical activity for at least a week pending doctors approval. I was pricing out juicers so I could attempt to stay on the healthy side but they are so expensive that I’m basically on silk, broth, tea and the prepackaged juices (bolthouse farms, naked etc…) which I’m not a huge fan of but I have to get some nutrients somewhere…
If you have this or have been through it, know some healthy broth recipes or other liquids I would really appreciate some feedback; I don’t want to end up on a high sodium packaged diet that’ll do more harm than good when do get back to solids I’d like to stick as closely to on track as possible.