Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Voice Repair. Pre-New Year's Resolution. Should you wait any longer to fix your voice problems?

Yes, of course, you can convince yourself to postpone it until next year, as you now will be busy with the holidays, holiday shopping, your children and whatnot. But should you really wait and put it on the back burner? Some things in our lives cannot wait for better days or better weather.

For example,  Muscle Tension Dysphonia  (MTD)  could easily turn to Spasmodic Dysphonia, (which is definitely not going to be fun), and any growth on the vocal cords such as polyps, nodules, lesions and what have you, could turn into a cancer of throat, especially if emotionally induced. Our non-surgical voice repair method is truly accelerated and we provide the healing of all voice disorders at the speed of light. 

I would like to offer you one of the examples which I cannot forget for, already, a few years now.  I have received an email from a very distraught woman who is a singer/songwriter and a solo guitar player.
This is her story:

Few years before the email to me, she got diagnosed with a polyp on her vocal cord.  She didn't think much of it, as she was busy with her shows and performances. She, of course, felt that her speaking voice and her singing voice was not the same, but she learned how to hide it and how to get around it.

Then, eventually, there came the time when it was not possible to ignore it any longer. Her higher range virtually disappeared and thus she had to transpose her songs two tones down. Her speaking voice started to go noticeably and her singing voice was also reducing its quality and range exponentially.

So she had no other choice but to go to an ENT specialist who ordered an immediate vocal surgery. At that point, she had no other choice but to agree to the surgical interference.

I'm the medical world; it is a protocol to take any removed growth (from any organ, for that matter) to pathology.

When the results came back, they reviled that the polyp, which they have removed, was malignant (cancerous).

With that said if that poor woman would agree to deal with the growth on her vocal cord surgically or non-surgically, nothing like that would have happened.

After the e-mail, we have connected over the phone and mainly have spoken with the husband and not her. When I asked her to pick up the phone (at that point, it was 3 months after the vocal surgery), she still could not speak and was, at best, whispering.

Honestly, I could not understand a word she was saying and asked to put her husband back on the phone with me. After he picked up the receiver, I had to outright tell him that I would not be able to help his wife at this point.

It was simply too late and out of my jurisdiction.

And frankly, in my opinion, anyone else's for that matter.

How sad is that...?

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