Thursday, November 28, 2013

surgery jouney with SD

I am planning to Have SLAD-r surgery for my Spasmodic Dysphonia on February 25th, 2014 if all goes well with UCLA, insurance companies, and travel plans. I am nervous because they can't apply to the insurance companies until Jan 2 but say they should hear by Jan 6. I hope so in order to make accommodation plans, etc. We have plane tickets for then as plan to spend the 2 weeks before on vacation out West anyway!  Just hoping this works so don't have to have another trip - but oh well, We will see. I have done everything I can think of to plan. Will detail the surgery in future blogs or you can ask questions of me anytime. Email is Meanwhile, Happy Thanksgiving.  Blogging is new to me so bear with me as I experiment. Will give you details and history in future blogs.


  1. Richard,
    I must say a few close friends of mine have recently had surgery or are about too. The waiting is the hardest! Overall, everything has gone very well for them! I thought this bit of sharing would give you some hope & encouragement!
    I wish you well & will keep you in my prayers! Looking forward to hearing from you as this approaches. Blessings to you & your family. Sincerely, Denise

  2. You are a pillar and inspiration to us all. Thanks for sharing your journey!

  3. Thanks Denise and Priscilla for your encouragement! Denise, have your friends contact me if they wish! Keep tuned.