Often you get a bit blase about everything.
You overindulge, you get a little lazy and then things happen that make you think twice about it all.
The lady I work with had a heart attack on Friday night.
She is still in hospital.
My sister, who lost her voice and was off to the specialist ....
her right vocal cord is frozen. Not moving at all. The vocal chords both vibrate as you talk. Her right one is paralysed.
There are a couple of reasons this could be.
She could have had a trauma to the chest area. No.
She could have had damage during recent chest or throat surgery. No.
She could have an enlarged thyroid. Not looking like it.
It could be a tumour in the lung. She is off to have an MRI on 27th September (earliest she could get in and that's going private!!)
The test she had that put a tubal camera down through her nose and into her throat showed no nasties there, hence the MRI to have a better look lower down.
She could require long term physio or surgery. A
t best her voice won't come back fully for nearly two years. She's a teacher!! And has two kids. And a husband. She is considering getting a boxing bag as she can't raise her voice - AT ALL!!
So people, take a minute and think what one thing you could do to be a smidgen more healthy today.