Dec 17, 2011 - 7:24 pm
I would like to know what it feels like to swallow. Mom says on a scale of 1 to 10 her pain when swallowing is 12. I asked what it felt like and she said she could not explain it.
Can someone try to describe what it feels like so that I'll have some sort of clue?
She takes a bite of food and swallows. Then has to drink two drinks of water to move it down the esophagus. I can see she is in terrible pain. She refuses morphine. Says she doesn't want to be knocked out. She is taking hydro-something every 3 hours.
I tell her there are drugs that will kill the pain, but she refuses. She has 8 more radiation treatments to complete her series of 28. They stopped rads on Wed because of severe skin burns. Then chemo was stopped on Friday. Everything may resume on Wednesday or Thursday.