jang Posted May 20, 2005 Share Posted May 20, 2005 I am so happy to be posting in this forum. I had my follow up visit with my surgeon today, and he was very pleased with my progress. He is not recommending any chemo, he doesn't feel the risk is worth the benefit. All my pathology reports were good, and my chest x-ray was clean. So, I don't have to go back for 3 months! On another note... he said that I have to wait 6 months to see if my voice gets better. If the vocal cord nerve is irritated, it will heal within 6 months. If it doesn't heal, then it was probably severed during my bronoscopy (different surgeon). So I will try to be patient for 6 months. He told me the best therapy is to yell. It will make my right vocal cord stronger. My kids were happy to hear that I am SUPPOSED to be yelling now. Here I was trying not to yell, because I thought it was straining my vocal cords. Thank you all for your support in the past several weeks. This site has provided me with so much hope and comfort. I hope I can do the same for others. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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