A few people asked why I was so quiet early this year. In short, I had suffered for the last 3 months of 2012 with a pinched nerve which unbelievably (never imagined in my wildest dreams) turned out to be a degenerative neck problem. 1 x Anterior Cervical Disc Replacement and Fusion later, I am now fully recovered and as busy as ever.
I have a new-found respect for doctors, and in particular, my Neurosurgeon Dr Welsch (http://www.medpages.co.za/sf/index.php?page=person&personcode=70271 at Vinvent Pallotti) because the tricky thing about the Anterior op is that there is a high chance of causing damage to the laryngeal nerve. I had a moment of….of dear, what if I can’t sing when I wake up. But careful and gentle surgeon he is, and I am now back to singing as much as ever!