On, January 20, 2011 I had a partial thyroidectomy via the Divinci Robot for nodules on my thyroid.
Since the surgery every bite of food gets stuck in my throat. An esophageal Xray showed that even liquids actually slow down come back up a little, then pass thru. Every bite of food stops in my esophagus. I have to take a drink of liquid to push the food thru. A dry swallow does not work. X-ray confirms that I have approximately a 3cm area of my esophagus that simply does not function anymore. No muscles contracting whatsoever. My surgeons say they, and other local doctors they’ve consulted, have never seen this condition before.
I had absolutely no problems swallowing prior to this surgery. I can’t help but wonder if this is a direct result of my surgery and something gone wrong.