Tag: hoarse voice

Grateful for my voice

• March 26, 2013 • Comments (0)

Dr. Anderson told me back in 2005 that one of her goals was to make sure that I didn’t think about my voice every day.   But I do think about it every day, because I am grateful for it.  In a week, I return to Harvard for the “50th anniversary of women at Harvard Business [...]

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Category: Voice problem, Voice treatment

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Wall Street Journal talks voice treatment

• March 19, 2013 • Comments (0)

Great article , audio, and video Friday in the Wall Street Journal, which talks about voice therapy and the medical procedures that can restore voices when conventional speech therapy fails.   Speech therapy sometimes works, and if that fails vocal cords can be injected with collagen substances that “plump up” the vocal cords.  If the vocal [...]

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

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Quiet restaurants for quiet voices

• March 16, 2013 • Comments (2)

About 95% of the time, I can easily forget that I have a voice disability.   You’d never know I have a paralyzed vocal cord unless I told you.  Except if we’re in one of Toronto’s many loud, loud restaurants, with the hard surfaces, booming music, high ceilings, and everyone screaming to be heard over everyone [...]

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Category: Voice problem

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Getting my voice back

• March 4, 2013 • Comments (0)

There’s about a 1 percent change of having your recurrent laryngeal nerve seriously roughed up during a modified radical right neck dissection (a procedure as gruesome as it sounds – they cut your neck half off, and I have the big 24 inch fishhook scar to prove it).  There’s about a zero percent chance of [...]

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Category: Canadian health care system, Voice surgery

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