I had one of the ten worst experiences of my entire life last night and I was grateful when I woke up still breathing this a.m.
At 10 p.m. I let Rebel and Lucky Dawg out for one last romp through the garden, While they are doing their thing, I take my vitamins – calcium, Vitamin C, Fish oil and a baby aspirin.
I tend to gulp, because it’s a boring activity and I want to get it over with. Never again. The aspirin went down a new path and got lodged in the right side of my throat. It’s still there this morning and I cannot swallow and breathing is even difficult. I think it may have burned a hole in my throat.
I got up in the night and guzzled some olive oil, didn’t work. By morning’s light, I googled the problem and find it’s not all that uncommon but if the pill doesn’t dissolve it can literally burn a hole. Google suggests trying some applesauce or mushy baked potato to dislocate the obstruction.
If that doesn’t work, I guess it’s off to the emergency room. But first I must update my will!
Here’s the point – don’t ever take a pill without water and take them slowly or you may find yourself in a similar predicament.