Well, just came back from the Cleveland Clinic yesterday. Ba

Well, just came back from the Cleveland Clinic yesterday. Bad news from the doctor in trying to have this trach removed, He found that the vocal cords are frozen from scar tissue and that the only 2 choices are having a trach the rest of my life or having another surgery where they take a piece of my own rib, split my voice box and insert this rib in it which will change the way I talk. I also found out with another chest x ray that I have broken the wires that hold my chest cavity together from my quadruple bypass back in July of 2014 from all the hard coughing I have been doing.
Dont know how much more of this I can take. Its just bad news upon bad news.
I worry constantly about what will happen to me and the wife if I cant work any more and have no health care.

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Have you tried any medications?

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@zz115B Thank you for your message. Im on 8 different medications at the moment. plus 3 different inhalation medications. Hard to keep this all organized as well.

I'm sending positive thoughts your way Tropical_Thailand, I'm sorry the news wasn't better for you (((hugs))).

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@brokenangel62 Thank you for your kindness and the hugs. Much appreciated.