Sep 14, 2010 - 5:29 am
Happy stuff. I am three years plus post rad/chemo for BOT cancer. My voice sounds gravel like after it returned post treatment; I call it husky or even sexy when I am in a better mood. No singing range whatsoever. Three days ago my ENT went down my throat to remove some radiation built scar tissue at the junction (commisure) between the left & right vocal cords (and added some anti re-scarring meds at the site). Whoa, what difference that made in my voice! I can even sing, again! The scar tissue was apparently restricting more normal vocal chord movement. According to the ENT, scar tissue forms and reforms over many years. All of us might have to deal with changing radiation scaring across time. Hey, but we are alive.
Today, not only do I get to dance with NED, we are singing buddies, too. Man, I wish I could drink a beer (it stings like heck).