So my voice: I have been to the hospital/specialist this morning for examination.
They put a small camera on my tongue and made a movie that I could watch with the specialist after they were done. While the camera was in my mouth I had to make some sounds.
The good news: it’s not a polyp.
The bad news: my left vocal cord is paralyzed.
I never even heard of that but apparently it can happen. I did see it myself too, the left one is a bit swollen and when I make sounds the vocal cords don’t close properly what causes my hoarse voice.
You can get this through a virus infection but it can also be that something puts pressure on the vocal cord that causes this. The specialist don’t think it’s that but he wants to be sure and said I had to make a MRI scan of my neck to rule that out. I was lucky that someone cancelled an appointment tomorrow and I can get the scan tomorrow (normally the waiting list is longer).
On Thursday May 1 I will see the specialist again. He will have the results of the MRI then and we will discuss how to treat this. It’s possible it can’t be treated and has to go away by itself which can take up to a year or it might never get better than this.
We’ll see, for now it doesn’t seem that it’s very serious and I am positive it will all turn out to be fine.
Bonus 1: Because I had an appointment at 8.30 am in the hospital I could go 30 minutes later on my run and I ran the entire time in daylight. I felt like a little lamb that’s outside for the first time, it was great.
Bonus 2: No walk breaks.
Distance: 3.2 K / 2 miles
Weather: dry, not much wind, 9C (48 degrees)
Last song on Ipod before finish: Al Green – Love is the message.
Photo a day challenge:
April 16: My vice.
Taking a daily walk with Bella after another day at the office.
April 17: Something I learned.
Enjoy and appreciate the little things every day like getting flowers for Secretary’s day.
April 18: Good.
Animals are always good, especially the little ones.
April 19: Money.
With money I can buy gas which allows me to drive to beautiful parts of my country where I can walk with Bella.
April 20: Egg.
For Easter breakfast.
April 21: Close.
April 22: Four things.