Hi, I’m over 86 and am told no surgery. Eating was always an enjoyable time … no longer. I can get food into stomach by turning head extreme left to swallow food or liquid. Sounds easy enough. But I have to chew on left, move food to center, get ready to swallow, turn head near shoulder LEFT and turn right back to close the sphinter muscle. Over and over again. Doc suggested I eat alone, not with hubby, no tv, no distractions …. even then my mind wanders ….. but it must not. Who wants to eat like that? Hubby is into 9th year of Alzheimer’s and I’m his caretaker. So …. I try.