As some of you know I'm six months post op ACDF and still feel a lump in my throat most of the time. I finally called my NS and he ordered the swallowing study. I had it yesterday and the hardware didn't seem to be the problem thankfully. My esophagus is narrowed (stricture) right in front of the plate. Some food also gets stuck on a flap (don't remember what it was called). So the dr who did the test said I need to see my ENT to see about having it dilated again...had it done once eight years ago or so. So anyway, I guess I'll wait for the "official" report from my NS and go from there.
Just wanted to let you know I finally had the study and nothing drastic is going on thankfully. Hope you're all doing as great as you can be.