Regular readers will have noticed that this article was not posted on 7 June, but a day later. The reason being that I was at the E/R in Antioch for checking out my swallowing issue that started the night before, but had disappeared overnight. The swallowing problem reappeared after lunch yesterday. It got so bad by late afternoon that I asked my wife to take me to the E/R.
X-rays did not find any problems and the best they could come up with is the possibility of a link to the spine surgery, such as a nerve being nicked by all that metal that was added. They suggested to schedule a meeting with the surgeon to review that possibility. We are in the process of doing just that.
I was able to sleep through the night without any problems. As I write this posting, I do encounter slight swallowing problems, which force me to keep this short.