Mar 19, 2013 - 7:57 pm
EVERYONE GOING THROUGH OR ABOUT TO BEGIN TX:
I know its beat in your head, but I'm gonna beat it some more:
DO YOUR EXERCISES OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES
If these had been available to me 12 yrs ago more than 85% of my problems wouldn't exist, and 1 may not exist. My head moves and turns like the worst stiff neck you've ever had(doesn't feel like that, just looks like that), of course I may have avoided the Dysphagia and Aspiration pnuemonia and still enjoying food, I would definitely be able to open my mouth wider than 1 finger(middle) and one tip of finger(pointer), dental issues that you all will deal with but easier for you do to mouth opening.
You don't want to have to live like this, I have grown acustom to it and long ago accepted it, but now I am trying to fight to reverse what you all can avoid. So please, there is so much advice we all give, like fluids, fluids, fluids(very important to during tx) but if you heed only one:
DO YOUR SWALLOW EXERCISES!!!!!!!!!!
Getting off my pedastool now, someone elses turn
Love to all and God Bless,