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Old 05-02-2012, 08:46 AM   #451
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I do that too, PF, if I eat too quickly. It helps to slow down A LOT, as if the Queen (or insert your preferred Dignitary) were watching me eat.
It also helps if I watch how my breath is moving as I eat...i.e. never inhale as I swallow.

Good luck and take care (and slow down!)
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:58 AM   #452
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I do that too, PF, if I eat too quickly. It helps to slow down A LOT, as if the Queen (or insert your preferred Dignitary) were watching me eat.
It also helps if I watch how my breath is moving as I eat...i.e. never inhale as I swallow.

Good luck and take care (and slow down!)
Actually, it's trying to eat with dentures...not easy to get used to, you can't really feel the food in your mouth and it gets away from you. I'm about decided I can only eat very soft food or very crispy...no steak
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:07 AM   #453
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Oh dear, are dentures new to you? I don't have any, but sympathize.

and I do apologize if my "slow down" sounded like a bossy command; I should have asked it as a question, like: "can you slow down?"

but I also just remembered how my DH chides me if I talk and eat at the same time. He prefers to eat in silence, and has noticed that I take in a lot of air talking while eating. So I'm trying that now too.....not easy, but it sure does eliminate the coughing or choking, and the mood at mealtimes is calmer! Wish I'd grown up in a quieter home.

Were you serious about the pneumonia? Is it possible to get pneumonia from choking or coughing too much? I thought it needed a virus, or special bacteria....
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:18 AM   #454
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Actually, it's trying to eat with dentures...not easy to get used to, you can't really feel the food in your mouth and it gets away from you. I'm about decided I can only eat very soft food or very crispy...no steak
I never eat with my dentures unless I am in a restautant. Then I only order soft foods that don't require a lot of chewing. At home I can eat steaks without them.
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Very challenging day with dh again. How long should this take?!
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:10 PM   #456
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Very challenging day with dh again. How long should this take?!
There's no specific time. Maybe he would benefit from grief counseling.
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I could'nt agree more. Getting through to him feels impossible.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:19 PM   #458
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I could'nt agree more. Getting through to him feels impossible.
Is there a friend or relative that could help look at grief counseling, Simonbaker? Sometimes the spouse is too close, and receives the brunt, even though he doesn't mean it towards you. He's angry and depressed, not your fault.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:35 PM   #459
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I could'nt agree more. Getting through to him feels impossible.
Maybe a friend from church could talk to him, sometimes it takes someone on the fringe to help out and get the grieving person to open up. Sounds to me like your DH is about ready to implode from his grief and he doesn't know how to safely release it. Grief is so very subjective and the person feeling it does not see what is happening around them. See if a friend can help you with this, have him out for coffee or whatever.
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Thank you all for your positive thoughts & concern.
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