I haven’t shared this to complain about my situation. It’s so others can learn what might occur if they were ever in a similar situation.
I’m supposed to be brushing and gargling several times a day and drinking ridiculous amounts of water. Those simple things are much harder now. To further complicate things, my epiglottis—the flap that keeps non-air out of my trachea—isn’t functioning at 100 percent. A pill went down the wrong way the other day. Not a happy experience.
So, yeah, there’s some anxiety about how much more difficult things will become. I’d be crazy to believe everything will be peachy. But my outlook is still positive.