Walk the Walk and Talk the Talk

A personal reflection on life and laryngectomy

Authors

  • Clifford Hughes St. Mary's Collegiate Church, Haddington (retired)

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v9i1.36

Keywords:

Cancer of the larynx, laryngectomy

Abstract

In this article, Clifford Hughes, singer, teacher, preacher, reflects on the experience of living through cancer of the larynx, and thus losing the voice which had been fundamental to his various careers. He writes of the pain of loss and the challenge of change, but also of the joy of finding that a life can be rebuilt, with help from loved ones and friends, from health care professionals, and from God.

Author Biography

Clifford Hughes, St. Mary's Collegiate Church, Haddington (retired)

Clifford Hughes has enjoyed a varied career as head teacher, singer and minister. Since his retirement from St. Mary's Collegiate Church, Haddington, he has become ‘an encourager' of others who, like himself, are living with laryngectomy.

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Published

2013-04-08

How to Cite

Hughes, C. (2013). Walk the Walk and Talk the Talk: A personal reflection on life and laryngectomy. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 36-38. https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v9i1.36