Chronic Illness Doesn’t Take a Holiday

Today is Columbus Day. Thankfully, my ENT surgeon’s office remains open on this holiday. Again, I just phoned this office, stressing the urgency of needing to schedule my throat surgery as soon as possible.

I’ve spent the last few hours aggressively clearing my throat. It’s not having surgery itself that’s the most miserable aspect of subglottic stenosis; it’s having to wait for an extended period of time to have my dilatation surgery scheduled that is the most difficult.

My symptoms don’t remain the same as another day passes; they consistently worsen. Most upsetting, I’ve been experiencing periods of lightheadedness and dizziness the past couple of days.

One week ago, it was determined that my airway was 80% occluded. I have no doubt that it has worsened.

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