Wonderful news - I can swallow water again!

curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 12,227Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
Dear Curly friends,
I am able to swallow small sips of cold water. I cannot tell you what this means to me. You can't imagine what it's like to be thirsty and have to drink thick, gluey water. Horrible and not really thirst quenching. I would have given every penny I had and given up all sorts of other things to be able to drink water - and now I can. No one was able to assure me definitely that I would ever again be able to swallow water - I am so blessed.

Wanted to share my happy news.

Bless you all and thank you for your support. :wav:
P.S. The day of the Great Curly Cheeseburger Festival must surely be approaching!
2/c Coarse hair med. density.
Highly porous. Color over grey.
I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
Every day is a gift :flower:


  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,060 Administrator
    That is so great. Woooo hoooo.....throw a burger in the blender... :p:occasion1:
  • EilonwyEilonwy Posts: 12,391Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Hooray! :hello1: I am sincerely (not just politely) glad to hear that!
  • JayneeJaynee Posts: 2,039Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    That is so fantastic! I can't imagine not being able to have water, I'm so happy for you!

  • PartyHairPartyHair Posts: 7,713Registered Users
    That is great news, curlypearl! You know we're here rooting for you! :flower:

    Rock on with your bad self.


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  • divamisstdivamisst Posts: 293Registered Users

    Woo-hoo!!! Way to go--hope everything keeps going this well!!:hello1:
    3b :hello2:
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    rinse out: garnier triple nutrition
    leave in: garnier triple nutrition, kckt
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    want to try: EVERYTHING!! (you guys are turning me into a big-time PJ!)
  • KikapooKikapoo Posts: 1,087Registered Users
    YAAAY!!! Congratulations!

    I certainly can't imagine how you're feeling, but I imagine it's something like the feeling when you have had a horrible cold or sinus infection and haven't been able to breathe through your nose for a long time, and you tell yourself that when you finally can breathe again, you won't take it for granted! And then finally you CAN, and it's wonderful :-).

    Sorry, I'm rambling, and this is pointless. I am happy for you!!!
  • Rebecca deWinterRebecca deWinter Posts: 2,254Registered Users
    that IS wonderful news!!! keep it up!!! :hello1:
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  • KurlyKaeKurlyKae Posts: 3,413Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    :hello1:WoooHooooo! Such great, great news. :hello1:

    Not the same, but DH had a hard time swallowing after surgery on his neck last summer. It was very frustrating for him. No doubt it was that for you, but a thousandfold. Now you need to get that kitty to celebrate!
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  • kenzie!kenzie! Posts: 5,055Registered Users
    Go curlypearl!!
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  • mandatoryfunmandatoryfun Posts: 878Registered Users
    Woohoo! Glad to hear that you're making progress :)
    CG since 07/26/09
  • AG.AG. Posts: 1,519Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    That's great, curlypearl! :)

    Northern Colombia.
  • SarcasmIsBeautySarcasmIsBeauty Posts: 5,640Registered Users
    wooo hooo that's exciting!!!!!

    I'm very happy that you are making such great progress, cant wait for the burger day (with bacon of course!) :)
    Turtles: omg please don't put that in your moo moo

    Nej: too late... moo moo has been infiltrated.
  • duckyducky Posts: 927Registered Users
    Hooray! Congrats!
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  • automaticflowersautomaticflowers Posts: 3,465Registered Users
    Oh, that's fantastic news! Congrats, I'm so happy for you!! It's great that you post all your little successes here as you heal so we can celebrate with you. :)
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,573Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Congratulations! I am so happy for you! :toothy10: You are making such wonderful progress. I just know that cheeseburger day is coming soon! :D Continued Ts&Ps and healing vibes for you.
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  • CGNYCCGNYC Posts: 4,938Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    That's wonderful and I'm so happy for you! That's a big step!
  • nynaeve77nynaeve77 Posts: 7,135Registered Users Curl Novice
    Huzzah! No more thickened water!
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  • BefrizzledBefrizzled Posts: 3,854Registered Users
    That's awesome! I'm so happy for you! :toothy7:
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  • badgercurlsbadgercurls Posts: 3,077Registered Users
    This made my day. :) I am so happy for you! :blob:
  • curlysue21curlysue21 Posts: 5,219Registered Users
    I'm so happy for you! Its the little hurdles to get over that are the most satisfying. You're that much closer to your cheeseburger!
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  • SCGSCG Posts: 5,416Registered Users
    That's amazing news! Congrats!

    "And death is at your doorstep
    And it will steal your innocence
    But it will not steal your substance
    But you are not alone in this"

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  • WileE-DeadWileE-Dead Banned Posts: 24,963Banned Users Curl Neophyte

    Ever since the sports thread wars I have sensed a special connection between [edit] & Wile. Like the connection oil has to water. I almost can't speak of it. Wait....my eyes are misting. ~asq
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  • B-wavyB-wavy Posts: 1,733Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Aw, curlypearl, this is fantastic news! You're making such good progress, and I'm so happy for you! :sunny:
  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    Congratulations, curlypearl! :D I bet doing something so basic never seemed so sweet! I'm not often in the mood for burgers, but I have some black beans that I wouldn't mind turning into burgers. :)
  • NalliaNallia Posts: 2,979Registered Users
    How wonderful! I am so excited for you! You have been so strong through everything. It makes me so happy to see things getting better for you.
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  • LoloDSMLoloDSM Posts: 3,778Registered Users
    Yay! That's wonderful, CP. I am truly happy for you and your recovery.
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  • curlylauracurlylaura Posts: 8,352Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Yay! :D
    Fat does not make you fat. It's actually pretty important.
  • guinnessguinness Posts: 351Registered Users
    That's great news!! :wav:
  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    It's great news!
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 12,227Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Thank you all for your wonderful, encouraging posts! i am so filled with gratitude for this recovery. This was the one thing I most wanted - to be able to drink water again. I wouldn't trade it for 100 million dollars.

    Glug, glug, glug yippeee!!!!!!:laughing5:
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:

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