Bob had his follow up app today to see his surgeon, he's pleased with his progress and his words were "considering bobs gone 12 rounds with Mike Tyson he's doing extremely well "
I asked about Bob having the speech valve fitted and Dr said yes he can fit one but bobs stoma as shrunk a little and he wants it to be wider beforehand so bobs got to keep his laryngectomy tube in a bit longer every day
So all in all a good app today
Great news Jenny, its all heading in the right direction , some patients stomas do close a bit but should settle down or some have a short larry tube . My stoma never shrunk and has remained stable . Hopefully Bobs next visit will be talking about hving one fitted . Has he got a tube aready fitted ready to take the speach valve ?
Yes all positive news Chris
No he's got nothing fitted it will be all done from scratch
I had mine peirced when they done the laryngectomy , to be honest it was a bit of a pain in the bum as the tube got in the way and i was always scared of coughing it out. Its funny how different hospital/ consultants have different methods or ideas .take care .