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I just found this forum. I am a nurse from USA and have have Achalasia for greater than 15 years.
I am a 55 year old male. Male nurses, I understand, are more prevalent here than in the UK and many other parts of the world. I find that support groups and forums can do a lot of good. I know I felt excited when I found this site. It helps to connect with others who know what we are going through. Achalasia can cause us to do things associated with eating that are embarrassing and appear crude; therefore, it can take ones dignity. The men in my parish go brook trout fishing each year in the autumn. I love camping and fishing, although my fly-fishing form is anything but poety-in-motion. I will not go because I would keep the rest of the campers up with my nightly hacking and coughing. (I'm considering nominating my wife for sainthood for what she has endured. I look forward to getting deeper into the subject and reading other's posts.
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