Hi, I am 7 years post esophagectomy which I had for Achalasia. Things have been going well, but just lately I have noticed an intermittent paralyzing feeling occasionally just as I swallow. Mainly I choke and cough but yesterday I felt unable to breathe and my Stomach tube felt like it was pulsing and I burped air a lot afterward. I had a sore throat and pains under my ribs for several hours.
Feels like it happens just after my tongue moves the food bolus to the back of the throat ready to swallow and it's a bit scary. I am worried about choking. The wife was getting ready to do the Heimlich! Also, would the Heimlich maneuver be damaging to someone who has had a gastric pull up 'ectomy?
Anyone have any ideas what might be the problem?