Ever since my operation and chemo to get rid of my lung cancer I have had a slight problem at times with swallowing food and a little tightness in my throat. I put this down to all the procedures that I had gone through during the diagnosis stage i.e. bronchoscopy, endoscopy and mediastincoscopy. My consultant at the time had said about having a procedure to check it out, but at that time I had been through enough and she was sure it had nothing to do with the lung cancer, and anyway compared to the various other pains etc. after the operation and chemo it was not as bad.
However as time has gone on this problem has not resolved itself, and in December 2013 I asked my consultant about investigating it and he referred me for an endoscopy. Due to staff shortages at the ARI I have been waiting 20 weeks, and I appreciate that there are urgent(probably cancer related cases) to be seen, it is only thanks to my consultant and GP pushing that I have been given a cancellation appointment for Monday 28th April.
I am pretty sure it is nothing serious but as the weeks went by I started to worry that perhaps things were not a they should be. If it had not been for the long wait I am sure I would not have started to get concerned, probably unduly.
So at least now the long wait is over.