I got through the swallowing test!

I got through the swallowing tests okay — it was kinda cool watching the barium marshmallow puddling slide down my throat on the xray. Kinda spooky watching a skeleton in action 🤪.

Since my coughing fits start 30-60 min *after* I eat (or even drink) i think it’s more likely my diaphragm or my lungs (expanding pressure from my stomach irritating one of them),

but doing these tests today it’s a matter of being thorough and eliminating the various possibilities.

The speech pathologist who was administering the test was very friendly and had an engagement ring on, I congratulated her (wedding on Nov 14! 🔔 )

it was exciting to feel her hope and enthusiasm for the future..:I’ve kind of forgotten what that was like, to be in a moment in time and so hopeful and passionate about the pathway in front of you….it was nice to feel the future in her eyes, I hope it works out for her ❤️

About hopeforanswers

Some kind of rare immune deficiency, yet to be determined. A lifetime of infections without an elevated white cell blood or fever. Very grateful to be alive, very thankful for the friends who’ve supported me and for access to literally millions of dollars worth of medical care. I’m not the bubble child, I’m somewhere in between.
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