thank you for your excellent suggestions re my post-lobectomy chronic cough. it now seems i have a paralyzed, bowed vocal cord. i will be seeing a speech therapist next week, and i am also taking medication in case the problem is GERDS (SP?)... but i am
concerned lest surgery may eventually be necessary. if so, is
it DISFIGURING? and in what way might my voice change, and how
is a TEST FOR CANCER of a vocal cord performed.?....(cancer is of course a concern because my recent lobectomy was for a cancerous lesion.) i do not smoke, by the way.
......intubation (your suggestion) is what my throat doctor suggests as a possible cause for this chronic cough, as well.
again, my thanks for your kind and thoughtful response a few days ago.
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