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Colon cancer stage 3, sept 06,2013. My larynx closed up denying airway to inhale. My chemo was cancelled when i awoke in ICU for the wnd time in two weeks. I now have a trachea whuch has several surgeries to maintain opening of layrx and keep my vocal cords so i can cont9to speak. I am finding myself very depressed and anti social being self conscious of the trach. Has anyone else experienced s…
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