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Please : If you have a hoarse voice for over a few weeks, please go see your ENT doctor.

Markrs

Complete Beginner
Hello Dear VI-C Members,

I just wanted to bring this helpful message to you, just in case you experience this.

I was experiencing Hoarsness in my voice for a couple months, and thought it was just something minor, until I finally took action, and visited an Ear-Nose-Throat Doctor, to find out what's causing the issue. I have never experienced this for a long period like this, so I knew something was not right.

I will make it a short story, so.. The ENT Doctor recommend some anti-bacterial gargle, and some Anti-Acid meds, and see how that helped for 10 days, I went back to see the ENT, this time she recommended I have a Biopsy of my left Vocal cord, it had a growth showing up on it, which they can detect via a special scope they use in the ENT's clinic.

I went for the Biopsy Procedure, which required full anesthesia, took around 1hr. for prepping, and 1hr for the surgical procedure itself , I then went back home.

Three days later, I got a phone call from my ENT that the growth on my left Vocal cord was cancerous, and needed to be treated either by removing it surgically, or via Radiation therapy. I chose surgical approach, and another Specialist ENT Surgeon operated on me yesterday, he uses a CO2 Based Laser to cut all the cancerous cells out, the surgery was very successful, all cancerous cells were removed, and I was discharged the same day to go home.

I'm now in recovery, not able to talk, since I'm missing a chunk of my left vocal cord. It will grow back in a few months, and I will hopefully regain my speech ability, but for now I'm taking a break from talking, and enjoying making music, and looking forward to see more strings libraries released :)

I hope this was a helpful post for this forum community. Please do not ignore this type of issue, and go to visit your local ENT Doctor. It might save your life.

Wish you all a healthy, Happy, and productive life.

Cheers,
Muziksculp
I'm so glad they found it a was able to remove all the cancerous cells. I hope you have a full recovery and can soon talk again. In the meantime enjoy making music
 

chimuelo

Star Of Stage & Screen
I just came from the ENT yesterday. My tumor is in my nasal area.

My Tumor is being shrunk by Liquid Chemo until it can be surgically removed.
So far so good, if it doesn’t shrink enough, radiation treatment will be last resort. Then I’ll really look like the singer from Midnight Oil.

But I can’t say enough good things about modern day ENT specialists.
Everyone should have their primary care MD refer you for a bi annual visit even if you don’t have discernible issues.

Good Luck w/ Treatment.
 
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muziksculp

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I just came from the ENT yesterday. My tumor is in my nasal area.

My Tumor is being shrunk by Liquid Chemo until it can be surgically removed.
So far so good, if it doesn’t shrink enough, radiation treatment will be last resort. Then I’ll really look like the singer from Midnight Oil.

But I can’t say enough good things about modern day ENT specialists.
Everyone should have their primary care MD refer you for a bi annual visit even if you don’t have discernible issues.

Good Luck w/ Treatment.
Hi chimuelo,

I'm very sorry to hear about your nasal area tumor. I hope they can take care of your tumor and cure you fully soon, I know this is a difficult time for you, but medical science, and the options they offer today are very advanced, and promising to cure many types of cancers, and tumors that were more difficult to cure in the past. I wish you a full, and speedy recovery.
 

Toecutter

Let's end this peacefully
muzik you almost scared me, don't do that!! Happy to read you are well and recovering... your family must be enjoying the silence, I can picture you talking about strings libraries all day XD (like every family man should do!). Seriously, you make this forum a better place, I wish you a fast recovery :emoji_kissing_heart:
 
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