At its worst, I spent a week or so living on smoothies, pureed soups, ice cream, and when I was feeling wild, completely smashed guacamole with goat cheese.
By the time I could get an appointment at an ENT clinic, I needed answers badly enough that I was looking forward to someone sticking a scope up my nose and down my throat.
The findings were not the worst case scenarios I'd been imagining, but now I have daily meds. And vast dietary restrictions.
- No caffeine (coffee, tea... even chocolate*)
- No carbonated beverages
- No citrus, tomato, or other acidic foods
- No spicy food
- No fried or greasy food, and watch fat consumption (even avocados*)
- No mint
- No alcohol
I like to think that I have not been whining too much. Definitely not as much as I could be, but honestly, too much talking leaves me hoarse.
*I can be strict on most things, but when it comes to chocolate and avocado, I'm going with a steadfast attitude of moderation.