Case Study of Judy M of Southern Missouri, USA - Sufferer of Adductor Spasmodic Dysphonia

Reader’s discretion is advised. Also, due to the personal and intimate nature of the story, some names had been withheld.

     A few years ago, I got a call from Judy’s husband who told me that his wife, named Judy, has been suffering from Adductor Spasmodic Dysphonia. He also told me that they did not have medical insurance, as they were both accountants and both worked together from out of their house. Apparently, as being self-employed, they had been quoted an astronomical amount of money to pay monthly for their medical insurance.

Interestingly enough and according to Judy’s husband John, they were ready and willing to pay from out of their own pocket (since they were not able to afford the medical insurance) to see an ENT specialist. Needless to say, they were addressed there by their physician. But when they arrived for a visit with such a specialist, they were refused to be seen - since they did not own medical insurance. So they started seeking alternative help and had stumbled upon one of our websites.

During the conversation with Judy’s husband, he asked me if I could guarantee the full recovery for his wife's voice condition…?
My reply was: “Nobody in their right mind would ever guarantee full recovery for such a diagnosis as Spasmodic Dysphonia”. However, I said, “I guarantee to employ my absolute best efforts towards the matter and, as the history of my practice has been shown, my best efforts had never failed”…

On that note, John said: “Diana, I see that you are true to your cause, and therefore I trust you. How soon can we come to see you?” And sure enough, they walked into our studio within a week after our phone conversation.

     Judy was 64 years old and John was 66 years of age. Apparently, at the age of 18, Judy was married to John who was, at the time, serving in the military. Within a few years of their marriage, they ended up having 3 daughters. Judy, no doubt, was a wonderful mother; but also was schooling all 3 daughters at home. Since John was in the military and often out of the house, she basically had been raising her 3 children pretty much alone.

There was a lot of emotional turmoil with quite strict, and also emotionally and financially-controlling husband… The kids were also very restricted and not only were they not allowed to go to school, but they also were not allowed to have friends, unless they were thoroughly checked and approved by their father. 

     Going back to my original conversation with John, I remember asking him about the possible causes of Judy’s voice condition. John said that he could not see or pinpoint what could actually cause Judy such a severe voice disorder… According to him, their life was wonderful and there were absolutely no problems in their household…? To tell you the truth, it was a little hard to believe…

A voice disorder such as Spasmodic Dysphonia is very often, occurs when emotionally induced.
Adductor Spasmodic Dysphonia (a milder kind compared with Abductor Spasmodic Dysphonia) is usually emotionally induced, thus affecting the thyroid; According to the theory of holistic teaching, the thyroid represents suppressed emotions and lingering discomforts, usually associated with deeply-hurt feelings.

What was wrong with Judy…? you, my reader, may ask.
I did not know myself until I asked both of them (sitting in my presence) about their children.
When I did though, they both burst into tears.

Now you, my reader, can read their story… 

     They started revealing their story about their older daughter who, all of a sudden, announced to them that she was lesbian, and moreover, she felt more like a male than a female…  On this premise, she decided to become a truck driver, got her licence and now, has been driving for long stretches, so she was hardly ever even seen by her parents. However, by the time Judy and John arrived for my course and treatment, their older daughter changed her mind and said to them that now she became completely straight again…?

And on that note, she revealed that she just quit her job and was desperately in need of her parents’ financial help. Moreover, at the same time, she also revealed to them that she would never get married and thus will never have children.

In that instance, Judy and John felt that they would never be able to enjoy their grandchildren, which were very long-awaited - from at least the first two older daughters.


     Speaking of the second daughter, who actually was married for the second time now, and had given the impression to her parents that everything was fine under their roof with her and her husband. Unfortunately, while being married for the first time, she experienced a few miscarriages and never ended up giving grandchildren to her parents either. Moreover, she discovered that her first husband had been cheating on her quite often… Eventually, on that premise, she did divorce him.

Finally, she married a 30-year-old cowboy who, at the same time, was an owner of some kind of insurance company. So, on the surface, all of that was looking very positive and very promising. So Judy and John were "jumping for joy” in anticipation of long-awaited grandchildren yet to come. However and unfortunately, a couple of miscarriages had happened in this new marriage also.

The doctors, however, seemed to be quite optimistic, especially after administering the needed fertility treatment. Those medical professionals who attended to their daughter and her husband were actually assuring the parents (Judy and John) that eventually it is all going to happen - and that they (the future grandparents) would soon see the arrival of their grandchildren…

In the midst of all-of-the-above ordeals, their middle daughter's new husband suddenly acquired some kind of virus. Since that virus was going around in a place where all of them were residing, they didn’t think much of it. The emergency room doctor prescribed some kind of medication and sent their daughter and her husband home. While with them, the doctor did not seem to be too concerned and said: “A lot of people have been getting viruses this season. It’s obviously going around, so there is nothing to really worry about”. 

Their daughter’s husband though asked his wife (their daughter) to bring him to his home farm where he was born and raised, as he wanted to rest under the care of his parents. She did so and then returned back to the city. The next morning, she received an urgent call from her husband’s parents to come back to the farm as soon as possible. She rushed there and found her husband paralyzed from the neck down… Needless to say, she was shocked out of her wits and could not understand how that possibly could happen literally overnight.

Apparently, the cause was environmental and her husband’s case was actually case number 4 - which affected other 3 people who ended up with the same predicament. Evidently, this farm was using some kind of very toxic and extremely harmful fertilization, which appeared to be the cause - leaving its victims with quadriplegia.

“Wow…” - I exclaimed!
But the little bit I still knew…

On the same breath, Judy and John’s daughter was told by her ill husband to leave the farm and never come back… Her husband had revealed to her that all this time he had a girlfriend who he was in love with - and now his girlfriend will be the one who will be taking care of him…? Nonetheless, it was a shock of a lifetime for the whole family - Judy, John, and their three daughters.


     To top it all off, the third youngest daughter - who also was prohibited to go to school and to have any friends of her choice - apparently was sneaking away to the nearby-located school to see her secret friend.

While at it, she met a phys-ed teacher who was 35 years old (20 years older than their youngest daughter), who was married and had 3 children. Nevertheless, she managed to run away with that teacher and had been out of sight from Judy and John for some time. Nonetheless, they were worried sick about her.

Eventually, the “doomed couple” had been tracked down. On that premise, Judy and John decided to send their troubled daughter to a boarding school. In turn, from that point on, their daughter refused any communication with her parents.


     Now, my reader, you probably can’t help but wonder… And, in my opinion, your thoughts were right. Indeed…, given just a little bit of that information which I was apprised with, there should be no surprise, or wonder, as to why Judy ended up with the Spasmodic Dysphonia voice disorder.  

Frankly, knowing what I have known, I would be very surprised if Judy had not gotten stricken with this or any other health disorders for that matter… That story (and I’m sure that it had not been revealed to me in its entirety) could nevertheless “kill an elephant” let alone a person’s voice.

In addition, apparently, Judy - for some time - also had very high blood pressure. So the combination of the vice disorder and blood pressure could easily suggest an upcoming stroke… Luckily, besides treating her voice disorder, I was also able to bring Judy’s blood pressure quite a bit lower, advocating some natural herbal and homeopathic remedies.

In fact, Judy’s Adductor Spasmodic Dysphonia was much easier to treat. If she were to have Abductor Spasmodic Dysphonia, the matter would be much more complicated. The Adductor Spasmodic Dysphonia is much milder and the voice does not have as many uncontrollable spasms as opposed to Abductor Spasmodic Dysphonia which is usually neurologically induced or caused by self-inflicted injury…

Stay tuned as, in the next blog, I will profile the case studies of my clients with the other above-mentioned kind of this very nasty voice disorder which is named ABDUCTOR SPASMODIC DYSPHONIA.


Popular posts from this blog

The Inspirational Journey of Aubrie Morris (Up-and-Coming Singer/Songwriter of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania)

Case Study of our recent attendee of an introductory/exploratory voice repair session:

The Conclusion of the Year 2021: Accomplishments and Success vs. Challenges, Turbulence & Tribulations...