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Can we score four good days?

June 3, 2015. We arrived at the hospital around 8:45 A.M., slightly later than our normal arrival time.  I queried the nurse about Dad’s morning labs and learned that his… 941 more words

Difficulty swallowing can indicate more serious problem

There are a number of reasons why people may have difficulty swallowing (also known as dysphagia) – ranging from a simple sore throat or tonsillitis, to throat or esophagus cancers. 322 more words


Coping with Swallowing Difficulties (Dysphagia) in Childhood Cancer

Symptom Management, Palliative Care, or Supportive Care to relieve side-effects is an important part of cancer care and treatment and should always form part of the overall treatment plan. 300 more words


Problems swallowing tablets/capsules- psychological or medical? (part 2)

Continuing on from the last post where the problems of swallowing tablets/capsules were mentioned as well as the solutions to them, in this post I wil expand on the medical condition known as dysphagia. 164 more words


Muhammad Ali, Parkinson's and Dysphagia

As the world continues to mourn the passing of Muhammad Ali, we at the blog were thinking about the legendary boxer’s life and his long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. 261 more words

Swallow Solutions

Hoists, Hallucinations and Goodbye High Dependency Unit! (part 6 of I'm a 40-year-old blogger virgin...!)

On the third day after surgery (Thursday) I was told I would have a bath, up until then I had only received bed baths which were painful as I was rolled from side to side and sat forward slightly, but I was also worried about the pain of being moved with a hoist to the bath. 1,249 more words

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Osteoporosis, the voice and swallowing disorders: What women should know

Women are more likely to develop osteoporosis than men – especially after menopause. It’s estimated that over 50 percent  of post-menopausal women are osteopenic (a preceding condition) and 30 percent have osteoporosis. 307 more words