Thanks to this wonderful community, my conventional and holistic medical worlds are working together! (I'm CLL W&W but now longer "waiting" since 2015)
This past Tues I went to see Dr. Sulica, Otolaryngologist at the Sean Parker Institute for the Voice in NYC. This was based on the recommendation of members of this community. Thanks you! So, I learned why my lower tonsil tissue (swollen) might be the cause of my loss of upper vocal register. That was great. But the big takeaway, according to him, is that he saw a pretty bad sinus infection in my right cheek even though I reported to him a felt fine, sinus-wise. He said this problem was simply a mechanical issue with my sinus passages in my right cheek area which might be addressed though surgery, although he was extremely cautious about suggesting this option.
At least now I know the surgery option might make a big difference in my general health because fighting a constant infection can't be a good thing (and must explain why my WBC is high, around 20K at last test).
So my question to everyone is: Does anyone have a thought about the possibility that a chronic sinus infection can be the underlying cause of an auto-immune response such as my CLL? As a long-time sinus sufferer, this makes a lot of sense to me.
A bit more detail: A month ago, I started cold-press juicing and larger dose VIT C, among other "clean" lifestyle diet protocols, and I have now gotten back most of my vocal range, albeit the vocal quality is not back to normal yet. I guess for now, I'm creasing my VIT C usage to see how much it will take (and if) it can reduce or knock out the sinus infection as many doctors in the alt field indicate is possible. (Thomas Levy, MD etc.)