CLL since early 2015, mostly W&W: About 6 weeks ago I had a sudden change in my voice - I lost the upper 3rd of my vocal register all at once. At the time I was experiencing very enlarged lymph nodes in the neck/below the jaw and right in front of the ear. This appeared to me to be fall out from a sinus infection back in April that really knocked me for a loop and was treated with antibiotics. So I started doing hot/cold compresses on those areas and had such a marked reduction in their size that I felt no need to continue. My hemotologist confirmed the 50% or more reduction. Oddly, however, right after the nodes went down, I lost my voice. My ENT confirmed that I have swollen lower tonsil tissue. I was surprised because I had my tonsils taken out when I was 7 years old, but she explained that this is tissue further down the throat. So it's clear that this is causing the loss of register, mostly in my singing voice. Just curious if any one has any thoughts about what I could do? I've been doing hot/cold shower massages in the lymph/neck areas, hoping that they would help but I see little improvement. I am doing all the good alternative things to keep my immune system up and I honestly feel great in every way. So the vocal thing is the only symptom of my CLL condition. btw - my last WBC went up to 26.5K from 15+ just 4 months earlier.
thanks so much and so grateful to this community