prune picker

This is the blog of a prune picker. (Native born Californian) Retired oilfield. I am an old man. (91) I blog a lot about my body and getting old. As I approach death life gets more interesting. More interesting is not good. I still drive. I attend sports, music, and civic events. I am writing my memoirs. I attend swim class three times a week. Some of my blogs might be interesting. A lot of my blogs are silly and trivial. None are very long.

Monday, February 28, 2011

I have trouble swallowing my food.

Swallowing is not a problem if I am careful to chew my food well and I do not swallow faster than the food can pass throught my esauphagus. I have had trouble swallowing for 15 plus years. Once I passed out when food bunched up.  In 2002 I had an endoscopy procedure. The Doctor said that I had a corksrewed esauphagus. I believe that he expanded my esauphagus. My trouble with swallowing seems to be getting greater.   So today I am having an endoscopy at the Va Hospital in Shreveport. This is the message I received from the VA.

MONDAY FEB 28, 2011 2:45 PM SHR-GI BROOKS NEW 7E7 5593 Clinic

That means the seventh floor of the East Tower, I think. I hope I find it! The hospital is very large. I will go very early.

2/27/11 242.8 50.2 136 65 67 96.7 3546 82 65 0


  1. Did you get the results of your test?

  2. I am 15 and you will think i am foolish to say that i am having the same problems.
    I honestly think it is because of my fear of choking, i almost died twice almost choking to death. i chew all of my food but my body just doesn't seem to swallow. i do manage to swallow my food.. it's just really hard. i hope you feel better, and i hope the results come in positive.


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