Getting Back on Track... Frustrated after progress!
So I started using the pro course at the fist part of Feb. Everything was progressing well. I was practicing twice daily on my commute to and from work. I got to the point to where I had connection for the first time. It blew me away! Voice was getting stronger and I was gaining more control. I was very happy.
One day shortly after, I noticed I seemed to be going backwards. My connection was breaking, and for the first time, I was getting pitchy. I didn't understand what was happening. It continued to get worse. I then noticed swelling in the lower front portion of my throat. This became larger even after I stopped singing. I noticed my throat would sometimes "pop" when I swallowed. After a short while of this and things not getting better, I went to the Doctor and they had me get an ultrasound. You guessed it, very large nodules not on the vocal chords, but the thyroid. Fast forward till now, surgery in a few days. Scared as hell since the surgeon says there are possible side effects on voice and signing range.
Hope to be back here in a couple weeks with some positive news. I had just accepted a spot in a gigging band as all this was taking place. Hoping and praying for the best.
I share this as an experience to others to have any anomalies checked out asap. You never know when it can be serious.
Best regards Dudes and Divas,