Friday, October 07, 2011

Good News on John Huling Health Update

Test results are back from the upper endoscopy ...things are under control other than some chest pain but feeling much more relieved.
My neurologist feels that the most likely cause for the voice loss is that I contracted a rare condition (it does happen 10% or less) when my nerves to the vocal cords were damaged from either a virus or bacterial infection exacerbated with my esophagitis.
The biopsies showed no growth or malignancy. But we will still have to do regular follow ups.
So good news is I'm here to continue doing music even if it takes awhile to retrain getting my voice back. I can still express my self with music.
I truly believe this could have gone another way since all the tests and symptoms were pointing elsewhere. I do believe all your prayers made the difference. I could feel it the day I was at the hospital that you were all pulling for me. Thanks so much for all your support it was like having friends be right by my side. I will never be able to thank you enough. I'm still trying to think of a way to play for you live or something since I still can't speak, I still want to express my gratefulness to all of you.
Lots of love and thanks to everyone!!!

Thursday, October 06, 2011

John Huling out of surgery

Just got out of surgery. I was only suppose to be at the hospital an hour. The upper endoscopy was just suppose to be a 20 minute procedure. Instead I was there for more than 4 hours. The doctor took good care of me though. We arrived Wednesday morning. They found more "growths" not sure of the exact number but the nurse said my doctor removed a "number of them" and they are being biopsied. No report till Friday or Monday. But I am hoping and praying for good news that he got everything and nothing has spread.
My voice is a different matter. I may never get that back. There has been nerve damage as was suspected. I may not be able to ever speak again. One reassuring note was that sometimes it can come back somewhat with training in a year or so.
I'm praying for a miracle as I know from the hundreds of emails and Facebook friends have been. It helps to have so many at the hospital who are fans of my music too.
Believe me when I tell you, with this many people praying for me ...I feel it. I was comforted today even though it was scarey, knowing i was in your thoughts.
I, of course, was out the whole time but I knew immediately something was going on when I saw the clock on the wall showed I'd been there 4 hours!
Thanks for all your incredible love and support.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Health update for John Huling

Here we go again. Completely lost my voice a little over a month ago.
Getting CT Scans of head and neck, upper endoscopy scheduled and Neurologist next. Something is pressing supposedly on the vagus nerve that runs throughout your body i.e. head , neck, abdomen etc. Don't know exactly where.
All very scarey. Lots of people are praying for me. Thanks for your support over these years.