• Today's lesson I learned about being a laryngectomee.

    Asked by GregP_WN on Friday, March 27, 2020

    Today's lesson I learned about being a laryngectomee.

    I've noticed that liquid, whatever I drank last, tends to run out of my nose a lot. Especially if I bend over. I learned today that the sphincter muscle that used to keep things down in was removed so gravity takes over and whatever I drank last just flows back out.

    3 Answers from the Community

    • Dawsonsmom's Avatar
      Dawsonsmom

      Greg, my brother had the same thing after esophagectomy. Be very careful. He found that it caused him to frequently choke on liquids.

      6 days ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      My esophagus has been disconnected from my trachea so that's one benefit for me. It's not possible for me to choke anymore. One small victory.

      6 days ago
    • JaneA's Avatar
      JaneA

      We do learn some very interesting things.

      6 days ago

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