This year I have had two serious choking events. The first was earlier this year and I was at work and took my first bite of a hot dog. Guess it’s not good to try to eat a third of a dog in one bite. A piece of hot dog got stuck in my throat and would not go up or down. I coughed up some so thought that was that. But got home and was unable to drink or eat anything, but I could talk fine. Finally the next day I went to the ER, and they ran a few tests and next thing I know I’m having emergency surgery. That turned out to be a $10,000 hotdog. Thank God for health insurance. So people at my work bought me a hotdog slicer and offered to cut my food at for me. The doctors said I really needed to drink more before I ate anything, so I started. Then recently I went out to dinner with family and went to a steak place. I drank a full cup of water then took my first steak bite and it happened again. Instantly I new I had a piece wedged in my throat again. So I got online and tried to find so remedies, I found a suggestion to drink some vinegar, so I tried so rice vinegar once I got home, that didn’t work it only really hurt my teeth really bad. Tried drinking coke as that was suppose to help dissolve it, this also did not work. Finally someone told me to crush up some alka seltzer and to put that at the back of your throat then to drink some water. I tried this twice and finally it worked. Though the foaming at the mouth sure made me to look like I had rabies. Please pass this on to anyone who eats fast or for people who are in a rush. Glad to be here to live another day still. I now am slowing down more when I eat and drinking more. Also I carry a pack of alka selter in my wallet at all times now.