One of my main symptoms is difficulty swallowing and I have been panicked the last few nights that this will be increasingly worse as I wake up from surgery. I’m curious when people talk about swallowing what exactly they mean. Do they mean sore throat feeling, couldn’t get a swallow in, were you swallowing better with small sips only? Did you feel like throat was closing? Some of these symptoms I’ve already experienced in the course of dealing with ES. I can currently eat/drink (not quite like before) and all swallow tests have been good .
Were people able to eat/drink post surgery and take medicine orally? I did see some people mentioned liquid form of medication which I plan to ask about at pre-op.
When swallowing I mostly feel boney- feeling-esp with saliva but also with drinking things, not a seamless swallow and it’s only on right side. I also get the “stuck” feeling in throat when swallowing as well.
Of course, my fear is a swallowing issue/inflammation leading to a breathing issue. Also, waking up with nausea or even throwing up. I’m doing a lot of praying and so are those closest to me.
I’m also hoping that reading so many stories has only made things worse. I’m sick to my stomach thinking about the weeks ahead and not knowing what to expect. Will some of this depend on the doctor performing surgery ? The scar/location? I’ve been waking up wishing I wasn’t me and unsure of why I have to go through/suffer like this. Really, even having some doubts about surgery and need any comfort, please. My insurance is asking that they keep me overnight so I wont be discharged right away.
When I left doctors office I had a ton of confidence and reassurance but slowly I’m wavering.