Archive for February, 2013

Cancer surgery

• February 28, 2013 • Comments (0)

June 14 2004, MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.   Dr. Diaz did the surgery, using a laser to cut me open from just below the right ear, looping down above my collarbone and finishing on the left side of my neck.   All in all about 24 inches of scar, although it doesn’t look too bad [...]

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Category: Voice surgery

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Diagnosis

• February 26, 2013 • Comments (0)

After we got the “indefinite wait” for surgery in Toronto, my Mom (who lives in Houston), phoned M.D. Anderson Cancer Center’s Head and Neck department and secured an appointment about 10 days later.  In the US, if you have the money to pay for the treatment (I ultimately spent about $50,000 in total over ~4 [...]

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Category: Canadian health care system

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Overview of the vocal cords

• February 25, 2013 • Comments (0)

Simple, clear drawing of the vocal cords, from Massachusetts General Hospital’s voice clinic.  They’ve treated Adele, Steven Tyler, and Lionel Ritchie, among others.

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Category: Vocal cord paralysis

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The lump in my neck

• February 24, 2013 • Comments (0)

About 3 weeks after our third daughter was born in March 2004, I woke up, stretched, and felt a big lump in my neck.   I thought it was weird enough to go see the doctor, although I was not very concerned, since I’ve never smoked.  I figured it was probably something pregnancy related. My family doc [...]

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Category: Canadian health care system

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Registering the blog on Technorati

• February 22, 2013 • Comments (0)

The gurus at Technorati want me to post this code in order to register the blog:  QJHHYHU8Q2YX

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Halfway to $3 million for a chair in voice care!

• February 22, 2013 • Comments (0)

A small team of 8-10 volunteers has raised over $1.65 million towards a Chair in Voice Care and Research at St. Michael’s Hospital (SMH) in Toronto.   A fully funded endowed “chair”, which is simply a permanently reserved bucket of money that kicks off interest every year, is $3 million.    We’re more than halfway there!  This [...]

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Category: St. Michael's Hospital Voice Chair, Vocal cord paralysis, Voice problem, Voice surgery

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