It started in October 2008 with bad earaches & a knot on the left side of my throat...i went to the ER with many earaches and the knot on my neck nothing was ever done about the knot..my neck always hurt me...and as time went on it got harder and harder to get food down my neck...then i started choking when i ate till the point that i couldnt swallow solid a year later...now I just have earaches sometimes and the knot comes & goes...but I still have the pain and I havent swallow solid foods since Nov. 2009...Im on a feeding tube and i have had an endoscopy and ct on my neck but nothing showed....In October I am supposed to finally see an Ear, Nose, & Throat doctor...but since I have had this problem so long and have been unable to get a doc to help me Im afraid Im just not goin to get any answers...Im so frustrated with the fact that I cant eat...Im depressed and I miss just being able to eat what I want...I have never heard of anyone not being able to swallow until I couldnt do it myself I didnt know that it could be a problem..I just want some answers from someone, some help, some understanding of whats wrong with me... :-(