She found me! …

The tables have turned. A fellow blogger, doing research, found my blog post on Dysphagia (difficulty in swallowing) and has taught me about Achalasia.

Achalasia is a heterogeneous [ diverse in character] disease categorized by various intensities of esophageal contractions.

When Terri was first diagnosed with Achalasia, she was told she would need to stick to a liquid diet for a while. Not only was she limited to a liquid diet but she was also limited to consuming 6- 8 ounces of liquid every 2 hours.

After Terri had surgery,she discovered that she would be limited to a mechanical soft food diet permanently. A mechanical soft diet is made up of foods that require less chewing than in a regular diet.

[Slightly better than] A puréed diet is made up of foods that require no chewing, such as mashed potatoes and pudding. Other foods may be blended or strained to make them the right consistency.

Terri states: “I belong to several Achalasia and Healthy Eating support groups on Facebook and have been saddened and overwhelmed by the frustration people experience trying to find food to eat much less healthy food to eat. Not everyone has supportive friends and family. And to be honest, I have not heard of anyone else being gifted recipes. So… I will share the recipes I was given as I try them. And on bad days where I have to go back to liquid for a while? I will share those liquid diet / pureed recipes, too.

“I know everyone with dysphagia – whether from Achalasia or some other issue – will have problems with different things. I know that what works today may make you choke, aspirate or regurgitate tomorrow. But these recipes I was gifted, I gift to you. They are not set in stone. They were shared to help me live my best life and I share them in turn to help you also live your best life.

THUS, I am sharing Terri’s site with my readers: ‘follow’ her, to gain recipes as they become posted.

Author: suerosier

In May of 2018, I was diagnosed with Parkinson's. After researching, I believe the symptoms began to manifest themselves years prior to last year. The purpose for my blog is to share what I have learned (with an index) to save others time as they seek for answers about, symptoms, therapies [and alternative things to try], tools I use, Parkinsonisms, recipes, strategies, clinical studies, words of encouragement or just enjoy the photos or humor.

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