The above obstacles and unpredicted situations can be very challenging - to state the least. You need to discover a method to consume and speak once again and find a productive and significant lifestyle. You will need to continuously remind yourself that handling these troubles is better than the option of dying from cancer.
Total laryngectomy indicates that the entire voice box and epiglottis are removed. In addition to voicing, these parts of the body also contribute in protecting the lungs.
When eating and drinking, the larynx and epiglottis seals off the lungs throughout swallowing. So when they are surgically removed, you'll require another method to protect your respiratory tract. To achieve this, the surgeon will permanently separate your windpipe from your esophagus.
This will allow you to eat and drink without the danger of having food or fluids enter your windpipe and lungs. To accommodate breathing, the cosmetic surgeon will connect your windpipe to a hole that is created in your neck. You will then do all of your breathing through this hole, called a tracheostoma or more commonly, a stoma.