Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Need some advice--updated post

I made a roast in the crockpot last night (Wednesday). I made one last week, and the week before, and I didn't have any major problems. I typed this last night and have updated it this morning--sorry for the confusion! 

Last night that was not the case.

I had to get another root canal last night. When I got home, the ELB and I had dinner. I fixed his plate and I fixed my much smaller portion. I was good but wanted a little more beef. BAD idea.

I got stuck. Probably the worst I have ever been stuck. I slimed and slimed. I walked. I stood over the sink. I was miserable. It just sat there. And sat there.

Finally I PB'd part of it, and the rest worked it's way down.


Five hours later I ate some yogurt and some mint tea.

I thought I was okay--that by morning, I would be FINE.

I took my pills and went to bed. This morning, I woke up with an uncomfortable burning lump in my throat/pouch. I wonder if maybe one of my pills didn't go down and got stick in my pouch all night?

I didn't think about crushing any of them, since the largest one is about the size of an aspirin, and they usually don't cause me any problems...I just didn't think about being swollen and the pills being an issue.

I chewed a Tums--but that is not helping. I was even desperate enough to take a few sips of the ELB's coke this morning to see if the carbonation would help things along. Liquid seems to be going through--I just have the burning sensation that doesn't seem to be dissapating.

So, any advice my lovelies on what to do next? Do I see if it runs its course, stick to liquids for the day, and make sure to crush my pills tonight? I figure since I can get liquids down, there isn't actually anything stuck stuck in there, so it's not really an emergency situation. I'm sipping on a protien shake now because I'm hoping the soy milk will help soothe some of the irritation--and when it goes through my pouch, I can feel it and it does feel better.

I don't want to waste a trip to the surgeon for something that can resolve on its own. Any advice from those of you who have had this issue before?


  1. i am sorry you got stuck last nihgt... i let myself get to hungary yesterday and ate too much last night too..Hopefully I learned my lesson tho, will see

  2. Stuck is the worst feeling.

    I think I would try to drink something warm and see if that helps. I'm a bad one to ask though because it usually takes me forever to go to the Dr if something is actually wrong.

  3. the correct safe answer is don't mess with your health and see the surgeon just in case. However, if i were in your place I would probably wait it out and see what another day might have just really aggravated your pouch/throat...maybe just take liquids in today and if the burning is still there or gets worse go see the doc...?