Friday, June 13, 2014

Just another day on earth

This morning I very innocently went to see the female GP, and before I knew it, she was on the phone  with the ENT specialist and had made an appointment for me with him this afternoon. In the end, I was glad about that because I did not get the chance to sit around a whole weekend and worry about things. As it is after all, I am doing some of that anyway because I have to go back to the hospital on Monday to have a CT-scan and an Echo made, and if it is necessary, a biopsy will also be done.

Suddenly, everything is taking place in a big hurry so I hardly have time to think and that is for the best. My sister went with me to the appointment and that is a good thing because two people remember more details than one. She was also sharp enough to ask questions that I did not think of asking.

It seems that my right vocal chord and my larynx are paralyzed, but the reason why that is so needs to be investigated because it could be because of any number of things. In the end, it may all come down to my thyroid which I was operated on forty years ago. It is possible that my vocal chords were damaged then, and that I am now suffering from the results of that. It is also possible that there is a tumor there and that it is the cause. Another cause may be that a major nerve is somehow compromised by a virus. Blood work to detect this is being done.

Sometimes, the specialist said, the cause is not found and it's just something you have, and then all you can do is take therapy for your voice so you will learn to talk better.

I usually have the weirdest things go wrong with me. When it comes to my physical health, I have bad luck. That my thyroid would haunt me after all these years is not something I had expected. I thought it had been behaving well these past years. Maybe I am not living a healthy enough life. If the specialist had told me to stop smoking today, I would have seriously tried it. Possibly,, I would have been scared enough. It may come to that yet.

Tonight , the Cowboy and I are watching the soccer match between the Netherlands and Spain. We will be on the edge of our seats. I will not be able to shout.

2 comments:

Connie Rose said...

You are still smoking? I thought you'd quit a couple years ago. Personally I think you should regardless of the outcome of your scans, etc. Glad you're getting a proper seeing to, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that everything turns out okay. Still, please stop smoking! xoxo

VioletSky said...

I shouted enough for you as well during the match!