(Welcome to any visitors from sweet Linny's "A Place Called Simplicity". This is my first time linking a post, and I sure didn't mean to use the generic linky image, but guess that didn't stop you! Would love to have you come visit again sometime!)
Somewhat over a year ago (October 30, 2012), I had surgery to remove my thyroid, which as suspected, did have a cancerous growth on it. The surgery went very well, with no follow-up chemo or radiation needed. I only need to take a thyroid pill every day the rest of my life. I can do that!
After the surgery, praise the Lord, I could talk! (but not loudly)
I could read orally! (but not for long, or with the usual inflection)
After several months I could sing! (but not with a reliable sound/range)
Yes, I was grateful for the talking, reading, and singing ability that was there. But... things just weren't like they were before the surgery. They weren't "normal" and the feeling of a lump in my throat remained, even though there was nothing physically wrong with my vocal cords. It was
F R U S T R A T I N G
for a long time!
Last evening the annual Community Christmas cantata was presented after nine weeks of practice. It was such a BLESSING to be able to participate!
I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being.
God is good!