Had a pretty terrifying experience yesterday and wanted to take a quick second to share, so that if it ever happens to you, you'll think as quickly as I was fortunate enough to do.
Was walking to my car last night carrying one of those big office water jugs. I was just finishing a piece of candy, when it became lodged in my throat.
I couldn't breathe, there was nobody around and I'm telling you, I was close to being done.
I looked around for something to do the Heimlich Maneuver on myself with, but I was in an open parking lot. It felt like there was nothing around.
And then it hit me: the water bottle. I threw it down on the ground and forced my diaphram on the spout really hard (I'm pretty bruised today) and out it popped. Air never felt so good.
So a freaking Zephyrhills water bottle saved my life.
I say this not to get some sympathy or a pat on the back- but just in case you'll think about this if it ever happens to you.