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I fam wondering if anyone in the Achalasia group have experienced the following. Sometime ago, I someone in this Forum posted the possibility of food 'rotting' in the esophagus, when it gets stuck there, or just 'sits.' So, here is what I would like to know. When this food, which has sat far too long in the esophagus, or as my surgeon refers to mine 'the second stomach,' when this food finally moves down into the stomach and through the bowel, is this food sort-of hardened because of sitting? And, as it finally moves, do you experience a lot of gas? I am 3 weeks away from surgery, and the only things working for me now are protein shakes, a liquid supplement, water, and banana bread [of all things], and puddings. Sometimes, even the protein shake will sit for hours. When stuff finally begins to move down, I am almost nauseated, and become very gassy...it is horrible, and I really don't feel that well. I know that I should be eating more, but can't. Its when I go to bed at night, and recline on the wedge-pillow, that finally, stuff moves down, and with a lot of noise. Sounds like a 'hungry' stomach, but it isn't. More like sludge moving down a drain! So, anyone else experience 'any' of this?????? Again, I am type 1, and my esophagus is paralyzed. I would appreciate some 'sharing' from the group.
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