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Good Day folks,

Yesterday afternoon I had half a handful of cocoa roasted almonds as a snack. Normally, no issue eating these, but after I did so in a hurry while rushing out the door, I've had this "stuck" feeling in my stomach/esophagus ever since. I had dinner normally and I drank a ton of Water, but yet this morning, the feeling still persists.

I know most of you are not medical professionals but thought I'd reach out to someone who may have had a similar experience going through the same process. If it persists, I'll call the doctor, but it's annoying as hell. Think I scratched my esophagus or something?

Thanks

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You probably created an irritated spot in your esophagus. It can take a week or two to heal, but if you were able to eat normally after the almosts, it's not likely an obstruction.

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Yep. Go back to liquids or mushies for a couple of days until it passes. It's swollen and inflamed most likely. :(

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I agree. If something was stuck I think the other food would not pass and you would be vomiting. Go back to soft food/liquids and slowly reintroduce regular foods in a few days. This happened to me early on but was back to normal within 1-2 days.

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Thanks everyone, that's what I was thinking as well. Appreciate the responses very much!

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It's been almost 48 hours now with this "stuck" feeling in my esophagus or stomach, not sure where. It doesn't feel like burning like re-flux does, it's like something is lodged like when you accidentally swallow an ice cube and you're waiting for it to melt in your throat, but this isn't melting or going away. I've had three solid meals since this started and I've decided that I'm going to have a couple days of just liquids starting this morning to see if that gets me in a better place before I call the surgeon on Monday.

It's not painful, nor am I bringing anything back up, it's just super annoying and makes my diaphragm make a loud hiccup type of sound when I drink or eat. I did well this morning with a Protein Shake and I didn't hiccup, so it's a start.

This is one of the strangest things I've ever experienced with my health, just thought I would share to see if anyone else has had this. My fear is that the almonds lodged themselves where the surgery took place on my stomach, but of course that's my anxiety probably over-exaggerating things.

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If it's going to worry you over the weekend, call the doctor's office today. That's what they're there for!

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48 minutes ago, Orchids&Dragons said:

If it's going to worry you over the weekend, call the doctor's office today. That's what they're there for!

Funny, my wife said the same thing. I'm stubborn like that... lol

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2 minutes ago, Jobber said:

Funny, my wife said the same thing. I'm stubborn like that... lol

She just doesn't want to hear you say "Wish I could call the doc." tomorrow morning!

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Or " Hun, I just can't sleep! If I call the Rescue / Emergency Squad for Transport, will YOU watch ME so I don't die?" Reminds me of a Nyquil commercial from a few years ago
Man- "Barbara, Barbara, Barbara, are You Awake Barbara?"
Woman, in resigned tone- "I Am Now!"
LOL with a Big 😀 grin on my face😝 Frustr8

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1 hour ago, Orchids&Dragons said:

She just doesn't want to hear you say "Wish I could call the doc." tomorrow morning!

there's a reason I call her my better half.

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Quick update, my stubbornness prevailed and things got better this past weekend without calling the Dr or going to the urgent care. I'm convinced it was a scratch inside my esophagus because normal food started going through with no issues by Sunday, but I then ate some wasabi and it burned like hell when it hit that spot. Just needs some time to get fully better but all good here now.

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And I am Happy Happy Happy to hear👂you are getting better. I had something in that vein when I was 8 or 9 years old. See I was jumping rope at recess when I swallowed a Big Fat Cinnamon Jawbreaker I had hid from my parents and Mrs Jennings, my Third Grade teacher, because all 3 were against me having any sugar candies. Had to prevail upon the School Nurse's mercy, although I didn't confess what I did. Made my Mama come pick ME up and it had been her Week to provide the Alter Flowers at ⛪ church. But Boy oh Boy, I Hurt & Hurt Bad!

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And I am Happy Happy Happy to hear[emoji101]you are getting better. I had something in that vein when I was 8 or 9 years old. See I was jumping rope at recess when I swallowed a Big Fat Cinnamon Jawbreaker I had hid from my parents and Mrs Jennings, my Third Grade teacher, because all 3 were against me having any sugar candies. Had to prevail upon the School Nurse's mercy, although I didn't confess what I did. Made my Mama come pick ME up and it had been her Week to provide the Alter Flowers at [emoji547] church. But Boy oh Boy, I Hurt & Hurt Bad!

Frus8!!!!! You never cease to make me LOL!! Though subject not funny at all but damn, your descriptions are freaking hilarious!! I'm praying you have a journal published soon [emoji38][emoji38]

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Quick update, my stubbornness prevailed and things got better this past weekend without calling the Dr or going to the urgent care. I'm convinced it was a scratch inside my esophagus because normal food started going through with no issues by Sunday, but I then ate some wasabi and it burned like hell when it hit that spot. Just needs some time to get fully better but all good here now.
Glad you are doing better!!🧡

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