Wednesday, February 11, 2015

a long time since updating!

 This actually was written in Nov 2014 but didn't get printed so should be read before the February 2015 entry. Not sure how to change them:

Wow, it has been months since I updated in July. Time just flies and not much new to report voice wise week to week it seems. Still delighted with results of surgery. Have had mornings and days where voice sounds and feels a bit rough, low pitch, and horse. Like still some phlemn or post nasal drip interfereing. So went to our local voice therapist who I had met at a workshop for some post slad-r therapy to  make sure I don't develop bad habits. Have to work at keeping voice up in mask of face and profiding enough breath support to get through phrases.  Breathe more often. Do my old exercizes
Well, at long last it is almost 12 months since the surgery last Feb 25th. How time flies in retrospect. I am so pleased! The breathiness is gone and many people have forgotten I had sd. The only slight noticeable thing to me is that I don't have high pitches for voice exercise, speaking or singing but otherwise everything seems just fine. I have no regrets and am so glad I had the surgery. It was no picnic the first few weeks but has been since!

 I will post some voice samples as soon as I have a chance.Hopefully some from before surgery as well even as far back as 1975 or so.  Stay tuned. Have now met in person and on line many of the 350 plus people who have had the surgery and most are similarly pleased it seems, even some dating back 15 years so that is hopeful for the future!  Check on new facebook page: slad-r folk

 Enjoy the rest of winter! We have tons of snow and cold here in NH so off to ski, snowshoe and cross Country.

  Oh, the best indicator of new voice is I can talk into my phone and have her understand and write out what I say. Amazing!  Any questions or comments, write them here or email me at or calll at 603-253-9964 and I will be able to answer!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

19 weeks post surgery report today

 19 weeks today:  Well, thanks to Linda and Eric and others I finally was able to give you some voice samples and pictures here on the blog! Just don't yet know how to get them into chronological order.

 Now in DC grandparenting and kids aren't asking me to repeat myself!  What a relief. No one else either. And can be heard in social settings though still breathy and soft but stronger each week. So glad I did this and have had so much support from others before and after me as well as you all!  Stay tuned! Write if questions, etc.

voice sample 15 and 1/2 weeks post surgery