Walk the Walk and Talk the Talk
A personal reflection on life and laryngectomy
Keywords:Cancer of the larynx, laryngectomy
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.