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    Default Lindsey Buckingham Undergoes Open Heart Surgery

    He survived the procedure, but his vocal cords are damaged.

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    Hope he heals.
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    Interesting. When Regine had open heart surgery, they also did some ablation to treat an arrhythmia issue (big words, I always have to look them up) at the same time.

    They can use heat or a freezing technique to create the scar tissues that block the errant electrical signals. One those techniques, or perhaps both, I forget, can cause damage to the nerve which runs down to the diaphragm. It can take months for that to correct itself.

    Anyhow, it didn't happen to Regine, but I wonder if that's what happened to Lindsey? They said vocal chords, but a issue with his diaphragm could affect his singing.
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    They discovered that my grandfather had an aneurism on his aorta when he was 91. They did surgery to splice in 6 inches of Dacron to replace the damaged section. He came through the surgery just fine ...

    Except for the damaged nerve that lost for him the ability to swallow.

    Spent the next 3 years in a nursing home with a feeding tube in his abdomen ... getting bed sores and one staph infection after another.

    It would have been kinder to let his aneurism rupture.



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    And Julie Andrews had her 4-octave voice destroyed by malpractice. They screwed up a pretty routine surgery to remove non-cancerous polyps from here vocal chords.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...ical-disaster/

    http://www.playbill.com/article/juli...usic-com-91729


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    I had the same thing happen after my aneurism surgery (Dacron aorta and cow valve installed) and after four years it hasn't gotten any better. If I talk much during the day, then by evening I often don't have much voice left. Mine was caused by my battle with the breathing tube. I told them ahead of time that I really didn't like the idea, and that they had better tie my arms down while that thing was in there. As soon as I woke up in the ICU my wife said I started fighting it, trying to use my arms and when they couldn't move, kicking my legs. She and the nurse then held my legs down and then I sat upright, which they take a really dim view of right after having your chest opened up. The nurse pushed the button which called the "bouncers" and they came in and knocked me out again.

    One doc once said they might be able to inject silicone into the spaces between the vocal chords, but that idea doesn't appeal to me. You know what they say about silicone....it might give me fish eyes. Now when I try to sing, some words sound and on others, only air comes out. I was never much of a singer though, so that part of it really doesn't matter much.

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    Well then, I’m guessing it was his vocal cords after all.
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    In December I had three stents placed for an aortic aneurysm. To place the stents I ended up with two incision points in the groin area each about 1/4 of an inch. Don't even have a scar today.

    Amazing the advancements in surgery.

    It's also a blessing to have great health insurance (medicare and Tri-care) as I walked out of the hospital after 2 days and didn't give them a dime out of my pocket.
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    I wish him well.

    I thought his band mates were cast in a bad light when they gave him the boot. I wonder what they see in the mirror now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    I wish him well.

    I thought his band mates were cast in a bad light when they gave him the boot. I wonder what they see in the mirror now?
    I'm always interested in what happens, when band members quarrel... I wonder what BOTH sides of the story are.

    I recall when Glenn Frey and Don Henley booted Don Felder out of the Eagles. I read Felder's book... and I listened to Frey and Henley's explanations....

    ...and I come down strongly on the side of Felder. Henley and Frey were genuine a$$holes.
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