OK Where is She Now??

July 21, 2011 Updated Jul 21, 2011 at 11:21 AM EDT

By WKBW Programming

July 21, 2011 Updated Jul 21, 2011 at 11:21 AM EDT

Hello Everyone! Right now I can type much louder than I can speak. As you know I had thyroid surgery recently. I was expecting it to be removed in it's entirety as it was. But I was expecting the pathology to report one node positive with cancer. The pathology came back showing three nodes, two were cancerous. They were all stage one, so that was very good news in itself. However, I also had an underlying thyroiditis which caused some scarring underneath the gland. This made extraction a bit more complicated and affected the nerve next to my right vocal chord. I have learned that vocal chords are VERY sensitive. So right now, one vocal chord is not working very well, and as you know-you need two to speak. Some days I'm raspy, some days, no voice at all. But, I do find that it is getting better--it just takes time. I'm not sure when I'll be back to work just yet. In a few weeks, I have to undergo a radioactive iodine test which I'll have in Rochester. I'll actually be radioactive for about three days but the worst part is that I have to go on special DIET for two weeks before. Can you imagine, a DIET after all this??? Oh well, maybe it will make my hair grow back faster! As you can see, I'm trying to put a positive spin on all this..but I miss work and being on the air everyday.
Try and stay cool...I'll try to BE QUIET so I can get back to work faster. Thanks so much to Jon and John for filling in and doing a great job..talk (..I mean write) to you soon..Linda P.