I had a really scary choking experience a couple of weeks ago. I've had minor coughing and spluttering episodes before but this was a full blown choke but I'm not sure why. Fortunately my husband did the Heimlich manoeuvre and out came a largelump of food. Maybe I tried to swallow a second mouthful before the previous one had gone down? Who knows? This got me thinking a lot of "what ifs". Fortunately I was sitting in an upright chair at a table, what if I'd been in my recliner, he wouldn't have been able to do the Heimlich. What if he had not been nearby? Etc. as is often the case with this condition, we learn by our mistakes but I'm sharing this in the hope that someone else can avoid the experience.