Thank you so much to everyone who made suggestions night before last on how to get down the pill that was stuck in my throat. I was surprised to see so many Gather members up so late and Gathering.
I tried many different things that were suggested and some things I read elsewhere on the internet. I tried apple sauce, peanut butter, bread crackers, tons of water, diet soda, none of it seemed to help it was kind of an awful night and I had a hard time sleeping. I don't think I actually fell asleep until around 2:00 then my 7 year old woke up and climbed in bed with me on top of me. I don't think he was actually awake because he kept doing it so I couldn't sleep. Then my husband put him back in his bed. I fell back asleep after that and at 5:30 my husband got up and started showering and I had to get up and make his lunch for the day. The pill still appeared to be in my throat at that point.
I thought my saving grace would be that my daughter who I normally get up at 6:40 to drive to school every morning had finals and didn't start until 9:25 that day so I thought I would be able to sleep in. But that did not happen because my middle child missed his bus and I had to get out of bed anyways and drive him. Yes the pill still felt like it was in my throat.
I called my doctor's office around 11:00 to find out what I should do, I had to leave a voice mail and no one ever got back to me. By around 2:00 I was starting to have an anxiety attack about it, but I only have two anxiety pills left I didn't want to waste any so I worked out for about 40 minutes hoping I could work the anxiety off. Then my son came home and told me the talent show he is in was actually that night. I had been asking him for days but he kept saying he didn't know. Of course I wanted to enjoy his talent show so I did end up taking one of the anxiety pills. I was fine during the show and had a nice time.
Around the time we got home from the show the pill had finally dissolved or the scratch I might have gotten felt better. So I am all better today, but what a bad day I had yesterday. Now I am even more nervous then before about taking pills. Most of my pills are small but I do have to take one large one every day.