Jan Goddard-Finegold

A physician with mitochondrial myopathy describes undergoing and taking care of her tracheostomy

posted on March 31, 2011 - 10:23am
I am writing this article about getting a tracheostomy for others with muscular dystrophies. Many patients are reluctant to have the procedure done because they fear they will lose the ability to talk or to swallow. Neither is true. And, the new trach tubes make it possible to easily take care of a tracheostomy and the tubes.

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