An Update From Linda

September 27, 2011 Updated Sep 27, 2011 at 1:08 PM EDT

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September 27, 2011 Updated Sep 27, 2011 at 1:08 PM EDT

Hello Everyone! Well I'm back to work almost 2 weeks now and boy did I miss you! I apologize for this scratchy voice though, and I must admit, it's getting to me. I had my thyroid surgery 4th of July weekend, and even my doctor thought my voice would be stronger by now. So I'm being evaluated by a voice therapist and I'll let you know what she says. For anyone who hasn't had experience with this type of thyroid surgery, my right vocal chord is paralyzed in the open position. So, my breathing is affected as my left vocal cord works much harder to compensate.. Also swallowing liquids is not automatic. I have to think just before I swallow - so nothing goes down the wrong tube. If that happens, pnumonia could develop and we don't want that! It's nice to think that this is all temporary, but I'm more than ready for improvement! Also, I'm on week two of my yummy low-iodine diet. It is the final week however. Monday, October 1st, I'll receive my radioactive treatment which will keep me home and secluded for about a week. I'm sure Stephanie and Jon will both be great in my absence! I'll be bunking in Brett's room for that time, I just don't know how to explain it to Bernie, my dog. He's at my side 24-7. Bob better be ready with more than one bag of treats! So stay well everyone, thank you all for your kind thoughts and ladies..get that mammogram appointment today!..See you back on the air, Monday, October 10th. me
P.S..next week, that glow in the sky over Cheektowaga could be me!