Speech Therapy

Today in speech therapy I had a laryngeal stroboscopy.  This is where they stick a camera on the end of a tube and stick it in your mouth to look at your vocal cords.  The goal of this is to see if the vocal cords are doing what they’re supposed to be doing.  I had my first stroboscopy on January 18, 2012.  My stroke was on March 7, 2011 so my first stroboscopy was 10 months later.  My vocal cords could not even be seen on my first one.  There was too much inflammation and all the muscles that control the vocal cords were too tense.  My vocal cords were there, just not doing what they were supposed to do.  Today, May 29, 2012 I had another stroboscopy and the picture was so much better.  My vocal cords were clearly visible and even looked pretty good.  They’re not doing exactly what they’re supposed to be doing but it’s a heck of a lot of progress from January.  I want to give a shout out to my speech therapist, Anette Neff, who I think is really cool and very good at her job.  Cool site with lots of videos of stroboscopies



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