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I saw an ear, nose an throat doc today at Mass Eye and Ear, to see if we can figure out why I couldn't breathe last month. He had a little scope that went up my nose and down my throat ( not so pleasant) and we all got to see my airway and vocal cords. Immediately we could see that it looked very crowded in there. I had my tonsils and adenoids out when I was little, but I learned today we have another set of lingual tonsils at the base of the tongue. Mine were pretty huge. Unfortunately, it's not an easy or safe surgery to remove them. I am going to have a sleep study to see if I have difficulty breathing while sleeping, and a barium swallow, which will show of it is interfering with my ability to swallow. I swear, if I didn't know better, I would think my body was trying to kill itself! Next appointments include Allergy/rheumatology and an endocrine visit. Wish me luck!

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