Monday, April 20, 2009

An Update


Near two and a half months ago I wrote about my voice disappearing from me.
I had a new procedure scheduled for the middle of last March, but had to cancel at the last minute due to a case of pneumonia.
(Pneumonia is one complication of not being able to swallow, as fluid falls into the lungs, generally while sleeping.)

As you all know, dealing with the insurance tends to complicate the simple, and it has taken this long to get another approval and reschedule a date for the procedure.

So, tomorrow morning I will go back on the table for another tweak of my vocal cords.
I guess the operation itself will only take thirty minutes or so, but I'm not sure. I'll be out for it anyway.

According to the doctor, the new procedure will be utilizing a different substance, and should last for several years.
I'm starting to have the lurking suspicion that this paralysis of the right cord will be permanent, but, as usual, he just doesn't seem to give out too much information.

Maybe, come this time tomorrow, I'll have my weak and raspy voice back, instead of my weaker and raspier whisper.

Stay tuned.


Anonymous said...

My thoughts are with you.


RW said...

best of luck gino!

Mark Heuring said...

Good luck, good sir! No matter the sound quality, we hear your voice.

Gino said...

thank you,all.

things went well, i guess. i'm still here.
went in at 5am, was out by 11am.
it was a quick outpatient thing.
was told to resist speaking for 48 hours,though.
but i can already sense a difference in my utterances.

W.B. Picklesworth said...

You went in at 5am? Well at least they put you under so you could take a nap.