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Cricoid Chondrosarcoma

Head & Neck Cancer | Last Active: Mar 16 8:24am | Replies (46)

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Good luck with your next surgery and take good care of yourself. Let us know how it goes!

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Hi Deb and @jeffk , just letting you know that my vocal chord surgery went quite well. The surgeon used one of my muscles to attach the Gore-Tex wedge, as the trachea was too friable. He's expecting the muscle to atrophy such that the chord will be in the right position in a couple months. I feel so fortunate, as COVID policies were changing rapidly during the two days I was in the hospital. I was still able to have my follow-up bronchoscope last week, which showed that the airway looks great. I was allowed to start practicing with my voice a couple days ago. It's small and raspy, and it takes a few tries to get started, like a stubborn lawn mower. But I do think it will sound like the old me. The cats and my husband are thrilled to hear it. I think singing will be possible too. Hoping all is well with you and your loved ones. Take care!

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