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  • Living with a laryngectomy

    Posted by doug-frazier on May 10, 2023 at 6:27 pm

    I searched the forums and couldn’t find anything on this topic

    I am considering getting one.

    It sounds like it is better than a trach but I would like to hear from anyone that has had one or was a caregiver for someone who did.

    Worth doing?

    Pros and cons?

    Thanks

    Doug

    doug-frazier replied 11 months, 4 weeks ago 1 Member · 1 Reply
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  • S

    Member
    May 25, 2023 at 8:17 am

    people do it together with trach, key benefit:

    -less suctioning (qol for pal n cal)
    -remove aspiration risk, keep drinkin even in late stage, eatin until u lose all swallowing capability

    • doug-frazier

      Member
      May 30, 2023 at 2:22 pm

      S: Thanks for the feedback! Just what I needed to hear.

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