Mar 21, 2013 - 12:47 pm
First the good. I had a test yesterday that shows in real time what happens when you swallow. If anything leaks into the lungs it is instantly apparent. 99.9% of what I swallowed wound up in my stomach. That's a real improvement over the last time and they cleared me to have soups (pureed) and semi-solids like yogurt, jello, pudding, etc. Our goal is for me to be self-sufficient (no feeding tube) within 30 days.
The bad. I have all of a sudden started draining from my sinuses an amazing amount of flem (for lack of a better word). Might be mucous but is much thicker consistency than what i dealt with before. Anyway, it is just filling my throat and by extension my stomach from swallowing it and causing nausea and choking. Not fun.
The Ugly. My sense of smell has gotten incredibly acute. Every bad odor you can think of is multiplied by 10X. I can't get near a trash can. Jennifer made a smoothie this morning using greens of some kind for her "healthy breakfast" and it made me gag from 10 feet away. I don't know if it works on good smells yet as I haven't come across any but the bad, well hopefully this can't last.
Well that's it boys and girls. More to follow.