Sunday, February 10, 2013

T+740: Two Years and Counting

It's hard to believe that two years have come and gone since my SLAD/R surgery with Dr. Berke in California.  I think back to when it was only two weeks since the surgery, and wished I could just press the fast forward button.  A friend told me that before I knew it, it would be two months, and then two years.  It turns out that she was right!

My voice is strong, spasm-free and mostly doesn't squeek.  I mostly don't struggle in loud environments anymore.  Occasionally, someone will have trouble hearing me in a loud room, but then I realize that I can't hear them either.  So it's not a case of a weak voice, but rather a normal voice in a place that's too loud.

I stopped taking the Prilosec a long time ago, and I haven't needed it.

There's not much more to say.  For all intents and purposes, my voice is normal, and Spasmodic Dysphonia is happily becoming a distant memory.

Here's how I sound today:

Thanks again to Dr. Berke and his outstanding team at UCLA for pioneering and carrying out this incredible operation.