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Textured Mush

On Thursday and today, I went on site visits to two local hospitals to inspect their catering facilities.

The catering in Doncaster has been optioned for public tender and two global, multinational ?Conglomerates have submitted bids. 525 more words


The good, the bad, and the sad

August 3, 2015. It had now been 90 days since Dad first entered the hospital for his seven-to-ten day stay. When Mom and I arrived at 7:45 A.M., Dad’s room was a hubbub of activity. 1,570 more words

Something to Be Thankful For

This week, many of us will gather with friends and family to give thanks the things we’re grateful for. We’ll sit around tables laden with all varieties of different food, and come back for seconds (or thirds). 109 more words


Coping with Achalasia

Before my Achalasia diagnosis was confirmed in mid-October 2016, I was struggling to cope with a lack of sleep and began to feel quite desperate. I had started to wake up choking on clear mucus or regurgitated food. 1,042 more words


Thanksgiving with Dysphagia (Difficulty Swallowing)

Thanksgiving is the holiday most focused on gathering around the table with family and friends to share a sumptuous feast. My father-in-law, Rodger, was never one to miss a meal. 471 more words

Care Giving

We’ll take your danged ten percent odds!

July 30, 2015. Mom and I arrived to the hospital shortly before 8:00 A.M. When I asked Katrina, the nurse, about the results of his early-morning lab work, she told me that EPIC, the medical records system, was down, and that they didn’t draw blood this morning. 1,882 more words

Achalasia - How I got here?

My first recollection of having problems swallowing food was in the autumn of 2010. Since my mid-thirties I had been an IT salesman who regularly travelled all over the UK, and occasionally abroad, to visit customers. 1,377 more words