Aug 07, 2012 - 1:53 am
Have a pretty good sore throat for three days now. It even hurts to swallow water. But here's my quandary... I was swallowing weird because it was hurting so bad, like I anticipated the pain and didn't swallow normally, then I choked a bit once and became afraid of aspirating. Now I'm not drinking at all but I find myself wondering was I really swallowing weird or am I losing my swallow? It seems like, as disgusting as it is, I can swallow my thick saliva or mucus just fine. (u fortunately, I can't tell the mucus is there until I'm in mid-swallow.)
This is probably a redundant post but it freaks me out thinking I may not be able to swallow after this is all over. But I'm certain I could build the muscles back up. Right?? Is there anyone out there who couldn't swallow but then rehabbed back to normal?