Today I got the results from my husband's swallow study and xrays. He has oropharyngeal dysphagia. I was kinda expecting it, as I see him choke often on food, drink and even his saliva. He slurs his words often, especially at night. They recommended mechanical soft diet, thin liquids and crushing of oral medications before taking. We are about 4 months into the diagnosis, but in hindsite about 4 years into symptoms. He has very strict advanced directives that he had drawn up many years ago. The doctor says he is young and otherwise healthy so we can treat the complications for quite a while. I guess I want to know, how long before he stops being able to swallow and talk?