Fish Bone

Friday's supper was baked cod.  As I swallowed my first mouthful I felt a small bone slide down my throat and get lodged halfway. 

Lots of coughing ensued but it stayed put. Then I remembered the last time this happened, many years ago now, when staying at a corporate hotel with a group of work colleagues for a conference . I had jumped up from the table and was about to rush out to the nearest Ladies' when the barman called me over and handed me a pint glass full of water. He ordered me to drink it all down in one without stopping.  I did so and miraculously the bone had gone.

I did the same last night and thankfully it worked again.

Just a sore throat now this morning.

Darned fish bones. They are sneaky little fellas.



26 comments:

  1. Crikey. Hope you're feeling better JayCee.

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  2. The late Queen Mother almost died when a fishbone lodged itself in her throat. What was Perry doing during this life-threatening crisis? I imagine he was checking his shares in "The Financial Times".

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    1. He was eating his meal before it got too cold, and checking if my life insurance was up to date.

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  3. Glad you are all right! I rarely eat fish because I have a fish bone phobia. As far back as I can remember, I have been afraid to swallow a fish bone and just gag at the thought. Recently I have tried tilapia and salmon but I always check carefully before I take a bite. What a baby I am!

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    1. I eat a lot of fish but this is the first time in a long time that it has happened. I shall have to chew more carefully!

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  4. Oh my gosh. It's a horrible feeling. I've had it happen to me a couple of times and I panicked both. My bone went down by eating bread, lots of it. Glad yours went down. Careful!!!

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  5. Is P qualified to carry out the Heimlich Manoeuver?

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    1. He probably thinks it's to do with a WWII aircraft.

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  6. Ooooooh! We were going to say brown bread but Linda got there first and besides it has a disturbingly 'foot in it' rhyming slang meaning which fortunately you avoided. xxx Mr T

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  7. Yes, bread is also my cure-all for the fish bones. Hasn't happened to me in a while but it is unpleasant.

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    1. The water remedy certainly did the trick.

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  8. Great to know that remedy. Glad you remembered.

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    1. It was one of those things never to be forgotten. That first occasion was pretty horrible!

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  9. How awful. Glad you recovered. I shall remember that remedy.

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  10. As a father I got very adept with long tweezers at getting bones out of one of my son's throat. He never gagged or complained which was amazing. The other son never seemed to have the problem. Bones is the one thing I dislike about eating fish.

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    1. Sorry. I should have started by saying how pleased I was to hear your positive outcome.

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    2. Tweezers??? Oh my. I think I definitely prefer the water method Graham.

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  11. Oh no .... thats a bit frightening to say the least. We eat fish all the time ..... no fish bones stuck in the throat as yet but at least now I am armed with a couple of solutions now ! We've got salmon tonight 😱 XXXX

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    1. Salmon is usually pretty safe Jackie. If not, at least you know what to do!! xx

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