Hello, Dr. Corenman!
I wanted to update the forum, so my experiences may help others.
I also wanted to thank you for your clear and ‘spot-on’ interpretation of my swallowing problems after cervical fusion surgery. It did take about 4 months before I could swallow pills without any problem. In the meantime, my body seemed to compensate by swallowing “differently” to push the pills down. In addition, I had a wonderful physical therapist who helped me strengthen the small muscles in my neck. I never regained my full ability to swallow as many pills as before, but I can swallow 2-3 at a time now, which is sufficient.
[FYI: I have an additional question regarding my recovery that I’ll ask in a separate thread – Fusion Recovery with Fibromyalgia.]
I know others have told you this many times, but here’s one more: Thank you for this website and your sacrificial willingness to help others. You have an amazing ministry here. I pray that God blesses you and your family.
Sincerely, I thank You, Doctor.