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laryngectomy: Does a lost voice threaten your identity?

5 Feb 2018 13:10

I am interested in gaining some perspectives of laryngectomy patients who have lost their voice and using an alternative form of communication to whether gaining a new voice or losing your original has threatened or enhanced your original identity in some way. In terms of your regional accent, intelligence,age,gender, religion,race.

I would appreciate any comments on the matter. These comments will be anonymously and confidentially used as part of my msc dissertation research and only shared with the university. If you would like further information on my research please e-mail me at: hazrae@dundee.ac.uk

please feel free to access my questionnaire, any reply to any question will be of great value and can be accessed at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17dHgBVPdt9FAc38PGsv95PYbp8RMfRahuTbS...

Many thanks.

Heather R (university of dundee) 

Re: laryngectomy: Does a lost voice threaten your identity?

5 Feb 2018 22:15 in response to msclaryngectomyresearch

Hi there

i am 3.5 years post treatment for throat cancer and doing well

but during my treatment I lost my voice and became invisible for a while

i wrote a blog during my treatment and try to explain how this impacted on me

https://gammaraygary.wordpress.com/2014/08/16/my-voice/

https://gammaraygary.wordpress.com/2014/09/08/the-mental-stuff/

regards

gary

Re: laryngectomy: Does a lost voice threaten your identity?

5 Feb 2018 22:25 in response to msclaryngectomyresearch

I can't speak for loss of voice but being disabled/ill can be very isolating. Many a time I feel as if the world's carrying on around me and that I'm invisible or not a part of it.

Re: laryngectomy: Does a lost voice threaten your identity?

6 Feb 2018 12:58 in response to Vatch

thankyou for responding, your blog is very insightful and will help alot thankyou for sharing your experience.Please feel free to view my questionnaire, any response to any question will be valued. Please see the link.https://docs.google.com/document/d/17dHgBVPdt9FAc38PGsv95PYbp8RMfRahuTbSIFLVIDc/edit?usp=sharing

Re: laryngectomy: Does a lost voice threaten your identity?

6 Feb 2018 13:00 in response to Taff

Thankyou for responding, I am very grateful for your insights although you cannot speak for a loss of voice your insights prove very similar to those that have which is interesting.

Re: laryngectomy: Does a lost voice threaten your identity?

6 Feb 2018 15:33 in response to Taff

please feel free to view my questionnaire, any response to any question will be valued. Please see the link:https://docs.google.com/document/d/17dHgBVPdt9FAc38PGsv95PYbp8RMfRahuTbSIFLVIDc/edit?usp=sharing