Wednesday, December 7, 2016
ENT Round 2
Yesterday was my 6 month follow up at the ENT (original visit here). The fellow that was working with my doctor came in first and instantly thought my voice was still showing symptoms of dysphonia. Weird - he never heard me speak before that day. So, they wanted to scope me and take a peak to see how things looked.
Happily, the sinuses looked fabulous. I was thinking they might be screwed up some from that God-awful sinus infection. But nope! The doctor questioned me having CF again...lol. I again confirmed my diagnosis and treatments. He did say that the nodules are still on my vocal cords. He asked if I had been yelling lately. Nope - nothing different. I do talk a lot but I'm not yelling and screaming. Maybe I've been singing too loud in the car?!?!
So, he said he would refer me to the voice box doctor in their group. He would be able to get a better look at the nodules and help with a plan of treatment (if there is one). So, I was released from the ENT!! I won't have to go back unless I have sinus problems in the future. I will continue to take the Prilosec but can get that through my CF doctor.
I've set up an appointment with the voice box doctor next week! Woohoo! We shall see if they can figure out what's going on with my vocal cords.
In all honestly, I don't really even notice the difference in my voice anymore. But apparently its hoarse sounding to the professional ears ;)
This whole thing makes me think about Pitch Perfect when she has nodes! LOL . Maybe if mine have to be removed I will be able to carry a tone! Wishful thinking!!
Oh, and I was a big girl for the scope! I didn't have to drag my mom along this time. I don't think they left the cotton swabs up my nose as long this time cause I felt a little bit more, but it wasn't painful. I did almost gag when I felt it in my throat...haha!
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