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 musicHello 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.