i was sooo glad that the time finally came for my appointment for the dye to down my throat to show that food was going down the right hole
We had to go to Halifax as that was the only hospital that did it near us and they only do it once a week. Don't ask me why!
in the appointment they gave me a apron to put on just in case it got messy and i sat next to a x ray machine (dont worry i took my cochlear implant processor off!) they first fed me the dye on its own to check i could swallow liquids which went fine. They then fed they dye with some yogurt and then the dye with yogurt and bit of biscuit in. Although they were happy with them all going down the right hole ,they were worried that food sometimes "sat" in my throat called "pooling" and they were worried because sometimes it sits there too long that it could go down the wrong hole. They said as long as i had a drink every time i ate it SHOULD be fine but i have to be careful not rush.
They were happy for me to start having soft foods such as yogurts and scrambled eggs etc but not a big meal like fish and chips. they dont want me to go crazy eating everything!
The motto is slow and steady wins the race!