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Operation over

Morning all, just about feeling a little with it. Operation went well but one of my vocal cords was paralysed during the op it so I can't talk, they say there are a couple of things they can do to hopefully bring it back! Had a bad infection and have been on 3 different types of antibiotics was overdosed on oxygen as they didn't take into account buy COPD! Finally on the road to recovery and with a bit of luck will soon be out of hospital.

Jan xxxx

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good luck hope you recover quickly

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Thank you x

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Hi Jan so glad everything is now done, hope they can get your voice sorted very soon. Lets hope you will be back home quickly. :-)

take care

polly xx

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Thank you x

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Hi Jan

Glad it's behind you now. Hope your vocal cords will be alright. Always something! Keep us updated on your progress. We're all hoping your recuperation runs smoothly for you.

Pop in and chat anytime. You might be bored stuck in the hospital !

Take care

Rubyxx😊😊

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I will do Ruby, thank you x

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Morning Jan, glad op went well, you really have been through the mill, hope they get your vocal cords sorted, and you get out of hospital soon.

Love and hugs,

Christine. XXXX

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Thank you Christine x

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Glad to hear from you. Well done and I best wishes for your recovery and I hope your vocal cord can be sorted. Take carexxxx

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Thank you x

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Thank you x

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Hi jan pleased as I'm sure you are that the operation went well, take it easy and get your self well and on the way home soon, Sally xx

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Thank you Sally x

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Here's to a quick recovery. Take care.

Kindest regards

G J xx

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Thank you x

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Hi Jan, it"s good to hear the operation went well and I hope that it makes a huge difference to your breathing, once you start getting stronger. xx

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Thank you x

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Hi Jan, hope all goes well and you will be feeling stronger day by day and that your voice returns to normal very soon.

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Thank you x

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So glad to find you are now on the other side of the operation. You know you are the 3rd person I have heard who has had a vocal chord messed with in an operation. One young girl had a throat op and they did something to the vocal chord and a friend who had an operation on her shoulder had a problem too. Both are fine now so am sure you will be too. Hope they can sort it all out for you.

Well you will be an expert on antibiotics by the end of all this! Anyway they should help to get you better soon. You know I often think when having an asthma attack there is no way you could possibly overdose on oxygen - but you can overdose on anything.

Hope everything goes well now and you are soon home.

Take good care of yourself and keep taking the tablets - like you have a choice! Ha ha ha!

Lots of love and big hugs to you Jan.

So very glad to hear from you.

Sian

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

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Thank you Sian, hope all is going well for you. (((Hugs))) form Jan xxxx

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The vocal cords can be irritated by the breathing tube, which is inserted after you are asleep, to allow passing of gasses. It is quite a common thing for the cords to be a bit inflamed. Good Luck with your recovery overall, and your vocal cords in particular. x

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ENT have had the camera upmy nose down into the throat and the left vocal cord is paralysed. Jan x

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Oh Jan! Does that mean it will get better or not? Hope it will.

Love and hugs

Sian

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They don't know but will not do anything for 6 months they would rather wait to see if it comes back on its own it could take upto 2 years if it does come back. There is an operation they can do but not till after the 6 months. Jan xx

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Hope it will be a temporary state of affairs. I have had friends with this, and they have recovered. Sometimes you can be left with a sexy voice.

You are quite right to wait and see if it gets better on its own. I wish you good luck as you recover. Xx

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Hope you continue to make progress and that soon you will be able to shout it from the roof tops.

Love Dozy ☺ 🐀 xx

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ABSOLUTELY ! Dozy well said!

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It's good to see you posting Jan. You sound in good spirits. Here's to a good speedy recovery.

When your voice returns no shouting for a while.

Love Suzyxxx

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They have to wait 6 months to see if it returns on it's own before they do anything, for now it's pen and paper. Jan xx

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I'm glad the main part of the op went well. Please keep us informed of your progress.

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Wishing you a speedy recovery

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Hi Jan so glad your operation is done, and you're now on the road to recovery . I have my op on Tuesday so any tips welcome. Hope your vocal chords sort themselves out and you go from strength to strength

Sending lot's of love Tasha, xx

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Hi Tasha, thank you. What are you having done? Sending love and hugs Jan xxxxx

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Good luck for your op Tasha xxxxx jan xxxxxx

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Pretty much the same as you I think removal of upper left lobe and 5.2 cm tumour what have I got in store? X

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Good luck Tasha hope all goes well for you, I won't lie it is painful but everyone reacts differently. Love and hugs Jan x

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Yes Jan I have been warned it's painful, hope you are now over the worst and will soon be home. I was told at the hospital that only 18 percent of lung cancer is diagnose while it's operable, so although I have a long way to go I count my blessings every day. I'm 52 and I think the GPs didnt really consider cancer for a while . Sending lot's of love for a speedy recovery

Tasha xxx

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Hi Tasha, I am home from hospital now was in 8 days. Each day now I feel improvement, today I have the clips taken out of my wound, OUCH!. I think to expect the worse then it a bonus when it's not so bad as you first thought. Also I know it's hard but relax your body it makes things easier.

Love and hugs Jan xxxx keep us informed how you are progressing xxxxx

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