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Katie

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Hi, I had 2 surgeries in Philadelphia after a year of worj with a voice pathologist. I had a CTS and a glottoplasty (done wrong). I have FemLar scheduled in October.

@Rachel what do you mean by done wrong? Is the October appointment for a revision to correct it?
 

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Hi, The glottoplasty is in the middle of the vocal fold and very high. I have 20% opening on the bottom and top for the original vocal fold. Plus on one vocal fold at the top it is larger from edema when it was in the healing phase.

Dr. Thomas will take the web down to 50% and close off the bottom vocal fold. He will do Femlar and a trachea shave too. I was supposed to have a trachea shave when I had CTS. My pitch is 200 to 240 normally without intonation post glottoplasty and CTS. The thicker vocal fold means my voice is raspy and the 80% glottoplastu results in low vocal power in noisy locations. The double vocal fold (top and Bottom) means sounds out of two vibratory margins.

So Femlar will result in 1 vocal fold, more vocal power, a trachea shave, less vocal chamber volume and
one vibratory margins so no raspy voice.
 

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@Rachel thanks for explaining.
 

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@ Lexxi, how are the voice lessons going?
Are you still toying the idea of surgery?
I will get vocal cord surgery in November. Not to get a female sounding vouce, cause I have that already, but to have a voice at all.
The gap between my vocal cords is getting larger and larger, and producing sounds gets harder and harder,until the gap is so large that not much sound can be produced anymore.
I will get some kind of implant into my cords to close the gap entirely. My resulting voice will be a little higher than currently (they say). Other women get boob implants, i get voval cord implants.

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