While at my PCP I mentioned the symptom of hoarseness of voice that was happening mostly in the evenings for about 3 months (the entire sickness ordeal). That raised a red flag and she said you should not have that for so long....i want you to see an ENT. Once again, getting a sub to go to the appointment so I didn't actually go for about two weeks. I knew I had to because the hoarseness was really affecting my life...evening hoarseness, tiredness and throat pain was causing me to get a sub more often than not for my mid-week evening spin class I teach.
I finally saw the ENT this week and stuck a crazy tubular camera up through my nose and down the back of my throat. It was nuts. While in there he said...yup you've got nodules. Think of them as callouses on your voice box and prescribed me a steroid.
So in the short term, I may try and rest my voice this weekend. Unfortunately I talk all day for a living. But it says not talk or whisper AT ALL for a few days....I guess I have an exciting weekend of carrying around a notepad to communicate. Ugh. And I'm thinking I should take a big ole DNS for the Columbia Triathlon and Warrior Dash this weekend.
Maybe I could still do the Tri silent? I won't be able to yell, "on your left!".