Re: Marianne- my latest Drama

From: marianne bolding (
Fri Aug 17 00:57:09 2001

Still, more and more alike. I smoke a pack a day and sometimes more when I stress out. Lately...a pack and a half. I thought I had throat cancer. Maybe it is just the hernia. I ate alot yesterday...drank milk to see what would happen and had home-made lima bean soup...puked my guts in a trash can and then diarrhea...then it passed. My Lima beans with ham hock were sooooo gooood...but, I'm afraid to eat them know. I just stared at them as I was deciding what to make for dinner tonight. I put them in the freezer and made tuna casserole instead. It was a light meal and I feel the food settled well tonight. (Either I ate too much or the milk or the gas from the beans...probably all 3...are you safe with bean soups?) So, you telling me that little bit let's me know this might just be hernia. Could you tell me more about the water pills? We need to teach our husbands the heimlich just in case, huh? ha ha. Can you eat split pea soup...? I have bought dry split peas and would like to make this. I've been researching the net and haven't found any good ones. Any ideas? I have to take my vitamins one at a time, too. I had the same sort of experience hubby was at work. I had to stick my fingers in my throat. LOL Marianne --- Jean Long <> wrote: > Marianne,
> Yes, I have problems swallowing off & on. As a
> matter of fact 2 of my Herblax were "stuck" in my
> throat for 10 minutes the other night (guess they
> went down side by side).
> I thought "oh my, I'm gonna choke to death". It
> wouldn't go down no matter how much I swallowed or
> drank. I finally turned on the hot water and drank a
> whole glass little by little hoping to dissolve them
> enough for them to go down and they finally did.
> Sure did scare me and hubby was asleep. I will take
> one at a time for now on!
> I don't know what causes it. Sometimes it is from
> the hernia backing the food up but not always. Maybe
> inflammation?
> Yes, I smoke a pack a day and get worse when pain is
> bad.
> It does make the hiatal hernia & ulcer worse.
> I get short of breath when the pressure under my rib
> gets bad.
> I take water pills off & on and they help relieve
> the bloating & pressure. I can't eat alot at one
> time and your not suppose to anyway or it backs up.
> Even with small amounts it can back up and I keep
> "re-swallowing" my food for hours!
> You can also get the Endoscopy to check the
> condition of the esophagus, any duodenal or stomach
> ulcer and hiatal hernia.
> My chiropractor takes two fingers in-between the
> upper curve of the ribs and has me take a deep
> breath, he then pulls his fingers down real fast
> pulling the hernia down. Takes my breath for a
> couple seconds. Haven't had it done since I stopped
> going after my hip replacement.
> Hope this helps!
> "A Friend is someone who knows all about you and
> still loves you!!!"

>> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "marianne bolding" <>
> To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS"
> <>
> Sent: Friday, August 17, 2001 12:51 AM
> Subject: Re: Marianne- my latest Drama
> Jean...I should have guessed that you would have
> scoliosis. It would be hard to imagine a perfect
> back
> with a bad hip. Seems like they'd go hand in hand.
> Do you have problems swallowing due to your neck
> problems? Do you due to the hernia? You smoke,
> too,
> don't you? How much do you smoke a day? I
> smoke...getting worse with all the stress, too.
> Everything I do I associate with a cigarette. I am
> really trying to get to the bottom of this
> chest/diaphragm problem, it's hard to ever catch a
> whole breathing is so shallow...and now
> the difficulties swallowing. Dr. Gerhart tells me I
> should follow up with a ph level test to check the
> acid and the damage done to the esophagus. I
> forwarded you the letter. I always felt that my
> pcp
> should check the esophagus...especially since the
> hernia meds don't work with these two symptoms. Is
> it
> my hernia the curve of my neck (if you could have
> seen
> those horrid x-rays...I checked the name cause I
> couldn't believe it was me). Is it the
> hernia/esophagus probs? or is it something else?
> The
> chiro I'm seeing is very good. Does kinesiology.
> Helps the hernia alot...he rubs it a special
> hurts while its happening...but feels so much better
> afterwards. He said it looked like I whiplashed my
> neck and never treated it....years ago he said...not
> recently. I've been in 5 accidents in 8 years. 2
> were
> my fault. I'll be seeing him three times a week for
> a
> month so far...It's expensive, but, health is
> important. I hope you are feeling well. Sorry
> about
> the recipe...I have the spaghetti pie one still.
> Love, Marianne

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