This past Thursday I went to an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) to find out what is going on.
I was there for less than a half hour. The doctor put a camera down my throat and upon retrieving it said the worst words a singer could hear.
“It’s either a cyst or a nodule. Come back and we will find out which one. Until then, I need you on complete vocal rest and we will start you with vocal therapy as soon as we know which it is.”
There’s only one “thing” down there, so it’s most likely a cyst.
It’s concert season, so I’m moving my mouth with no sound. Quite possibly the worst way to perform. Performance highs do not exist.
If it is, in fact, a cyst, I have to have surgery to remove it followed by most likely intense vocal therapy from the ENT.
If it’s a nodule it’s a prescription drug and vocal therapy learning to “cope” with them.
Hey karma, what did I do?