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I am a 89 year old male. For almost 10 years I been suffer

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I am a 89 year old male. For almost 10 years I been suffer from a muscle wasting disease. I have lost 50 pounds and can not walk, have trouble holding a fork or spoon and my vision is becoming degraded even though I had cataract surgery on both eyes two years ago. I began to have difficulty swallowing a couple of years. It has become much worse because of excess thick mucus rising up into the back of my mouth when I begin to eat. To prevent gagging and choking I must bring up the food and mucus and spit it out. This goes on for successive bites. I eat very slowly taking small bites. When I keep my chin tucked in and my body erect I get by but have to be very careful or I will choke particularly when drinking a liquid while eating.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Eye
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