Hey everyone, so, I've been part of this little 50/90 (and associated Feb Album Writing Month/FAWM) community for a while now, and over the years, others have shared various health challenges , etc that they've had.
I guess this is 'my turn' (and spoiler alert- everything will be ok!) . Went for my general checkup in May, my new primary care physician said ''hmm, one side of your thyroid gland (which is at the base of the neck) is enlarged" (you couldn't see it, and i was having no symptoms or anything, she just caught it on a general exam) and suggested I go for an ultrasound. Did, and they found that it was suspicious enough to go for a biopsy, and sure enough, there was something there. So a few days ago, went for an overnight stay in the hospital to have my thyroid removed. I was concerned that it'd affect my voice (apparently is a complication that can happen), -while my voice is somewhat weak and rough a few days after the procedure, they say it should return to normal. I'll be back to my loud self soon! Basically, once this all heals up, I won't need any more treatment except to be monitored, etc...
Moral of the story- go for those general checkups! If I had waited a long time, who knows.....
and just to see if i could actually sing again at all, I just today wrote and posted a new song, called 'song of life together' . (you can hear me still singing, maybe without a high range for now, but hey, at least i can still do something-hopefully the 'rest' comes back soon!)
Hope everyone is well, as we all know as we get older, health is.... everything! feel free to share your stories here, if you desire!
(and yes, I'm fine, thanks!)