Oct 05, 2012 - 4:37 am
Today's PET showed new stuff in the lungs. 2 or 3 very small and hot specks. So I don't feel bad about vomiting in their machine (from the contrast). However, when I mentioned my recent pneumonia to the medical oncologist, he said recent pneumonia is a good sign in my case. In other words it could be pneumonia.
My voice prosthesis is leaking intermittently. I know this because my mucous (from the lungs) are now and then dark brown after drinking coffee. (Not always: most of the time the mucous is clear even with coffee intake).
The immediate plan is (1) another round of antibiotics, (2) fix the leak in my neck between esophagus and trachea, (3) ReScan about 8 weeks after the first two items are resolved.
I would like to know your experience with a voice prosthesis. How long in your experience before they leak? What type of prosthesis? Anyone have a Provox NID?
PS. I would also like to hear from patients and caregivers who do not have a voice prosthesis.