Apr 12, 2013 - 11:58 am
Hey everyone just needed to remind again about SWALLOWING!
Newbies to dx and tx, poor T, Wolfen's Hubby, newly NEDS Phrannie, Bille, our NJShore, Duggie, matt,Skiffin,Donfoo,Roar and anyone I may have forgotten:
SWALLOW EXERCISES EVERYDAY! Even if eating, get it, got it, GOOD! Never stop, eating and swallowing isn't enough for all the changes your neck and thoart go through, whether form surgery(partial,modified,radical, partial rad dissections) tonsilectomies, tongue biopsys and just plain rads. Scarring tissue and other muscles trying to compensate constrict swallowing muscles, so stretch your neck open your mouth wide all of that even if it hurts. I read how a lot of you are on soft foods like mashed potatos. Let me tell you what its like if muscles freeze, take mashed potato drown in gravy of choice, mix in baby food applesauce, take 1/4 of teaspoon and swallow, take sip of real water or that yucky nectar water and swallow hard and the spit it all out, that's what happens.
Learn from me, I didn't know, they didn't know 12yrs ago, getting a peg tube again in my 13th year Ned and my 1yr old nephew eats food better than me.lol. I can't change my situation without working my thoart and neck like an athelete prepares for a marathon, but you can all stay ahead of it and not have it happen to you and that would make me utterly happy that because I scared the s..t out of you, you did your exercises.
God bless you all, my Friends,
Love each of you,