We were on our way to see my sister and husband today, to just plan for our holiday that we’re going on together, at the end of April. It’s about a 2 hour drive, and about 1/2 hour into the drive I began to cough and sneeze a bit. I couldn’t believe that I was getting sick; not with upcoming appointments and tests to be done this week and next! But clearly I was.
As soon as we reached their place, my husband went to the drugstore to buy ‘something’ to see if I could stop this cold from getting any worse. I took a couple of cold capsules, and still of course the symptoms persisted. When we got home, I thought I’d look online for some magic recipe or potion that would ‘cure all’. However, nothing promised instant success but I noted that the good old ‘chicken noodle soup’ was still recommended. So I immediately put some on.
Just a little reminder of my recent history of a problem still with my esophagus, and food sticking; therefore having to stick with a liquid or soft diet until further tests are done. But chicken soup….no problem, right? Wrong………
I had taken a few mouthfuls, when I knew something wasn’t right, but still it didn’t really clue into my overly tired ‘brain’ that it was the soup. I thought that it was the congestion of the cold! However, it didn’t take too long to determine that this soup was just not going down into the stomach.
Anyway, I’ll spare you the details but suffice to say it took me an hour or more before all of those teeny tiny noodles along with the broth, made their way up again. The surgeon had warned me about things getting stuck possibly, and being a serious situation, but who’d have thought?
Chicken noodle soup ????
p.s. any suggestions? One of the tests next week is a gastroscopy, and if I’m coughing, they won’t do it, and on and on it goes! Prayers appreciated also…… Diane