Friday, April 15, 2016

T+5 Years: Still Going Strong!

I just recently passed the 5 year anniversary of my SLAD/R surgery with Dr. Berke and his team, and more than 3 years since my last update.

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: