Real Life Laryngectomee: Janet’s Story

My journey started in Spain about November 2007 when I started with a cold. So many people had colds and then a cough developed and would not go away. So bottle after bottle cough mixture was bought. It slowly cleared but my voice had seemed to change. Early 2008 and … Read more

Real Life Laryngectomee: Geoff’s Reiki Experience

Introduction. I was diagnosed with cancer of the throat just before Christmas 2008.   I then had a total laryngectomee in January 2009 and a partial thyroid removal at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.    All was well until I received the 37 sessions of radio-therapy accompanied by chemo-therapy.   Over the next three … Read more

Real Life Laryngectomee: Alec’s Story

My name is Alec Smith. I am 58 years old and this is the story of my laryngectomy – before, during and after. I had my laryngectomy on 24th August 2010 at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, but the story starts two or three years before that. I work … Read more