Fall54 Posted June 24, 2004 Share Posted June 24, 2004 I have a question that hopefully does not involve cancer. My husband has not had his regular voice in about 3 months.. maybe more. He contributed it to a lot of different things. He had all his teeth removed , he is pulling up a 200 yr old barn floor and replacing it and all the stuff he is breathing in from that etc etc. Anyway yesterday we had a Dr visit with an ENT and he looked down my husbands throat and said he had polyps on both sides of his vocal chords. He put him on a steriod that he takes for 6 days and sees him in a month. If the polyps are gone ... Great!! If not then he will have to operate to remove them. In this case I guess there may be underlying cancer? He did have a chest xray last month from his family Dr and nasal xray and his chest x ray was normal but his nasal showed a cronic sinutitus which is something he has had most of his life. He is a heavy smoker and was told by the ENT that polyps in the throat are caused by 2 things, smoking and or talking a lot. He does both. I am very worried about him, but he seems not to be about himself. I will admit I smoke too but would give it up in a heartbeat with him. I did give it up once but only lasted 3 months. It was hard as he smokes so much and we both work from home and are together 24/7. How can I get him to care enough or be worried enough to quit the smoking?? Please has anyone else had any experience themselves or with anyone else that developed polyps in their throat?? Please I am asking you to not go easy on me ... tell it to me like you see it !! I need your honesty and your prayers again it seems. God bless you all, Jane Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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