I've been meaning to post an update these past few years, but I just never managed to get around to it. That's partly because I've been busy: we moved back to the US from China, bought a house, started (a couple of) new jobs, etc. But it's also because I just don't think much about spasmodic dysphonia any more. And that's because I don't have to.
My voice has remained strong, clear and most of all reliable. I no longer worry about it misbehaving at the wrong moment, or giving out on me when I need it. Along with this gift has come an unexpected bonus: a reduction in stress that I don't think I noticed I used to have.
For those of you wondering about the long term effect of SLAD/R surgery, here's a recording from this morning: