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?