Apr 15, 2009 - 4:55 pm
I had laser surgery for vocal cord cancer three ago. I am doing well and the doctor feels the cancer has been eradicated. I was teated in Boston by a doctor who is using a new kind of laser that goes after the blood supply.
All that aside, I am wondering what kind of post op instructions others have been given for laser surgery for this disease. I was ordered not to talk for week, whisper for week, and then talk sparingly until the voice gets stronger. I have adhered that and the voice is weak but getting better. I have been told the cords will not completely heal for seven to eight weeks.
I am also have been prescribed Nexium that I have to take daily. I am not allowed to drink coffee of any kind, nothing caffeinated, no alcohol, no spices or salty foods, no citrus,no chocolate, and no tomatoes. I am wondering if anyone else who has had laser surgery would be willing to share their post op treatment.