Would you get a Laryngectomy or stay with a Trach? How to cope?
I've had cancer twice. 1st one was if the left vocal cord. 2nd one was in April 2018 base of the tongue and left tonsil. That was was a large tumor. I had radiation and chemo treatments.
I'm on a permanent FT, and trach. It really has been a difficult journey this last time around. Not being able to drink, or eat is tough. Plus, I can only whisper. Some people can hear me which is good. I've had a second opinion too. My ENT said I need a larengectomy, which I'm too scared to do. I just don't have faith in my medical team, sorry to say. I think this last time I was "over radiated", thats why all my issues. If anybody has any suggestions on how to cope or would like to know how many of you would remain on tubes, or get a larengectomy? With one, you would have to chew your food many times before swallowing, and you would have a microphone to speak. You would sound jechanical. Just horrible. Well, thank you for reading!