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Life after a laryngectomy

 In 2007, Mac Redmond’s voice had been getting croakier by the month so he went to his GP who sent him to North Shore Hospital. He was diagnosed with a growth on his voice box. He was in a daze but was “half happy” when he met with a panel of doctors at Auckland Hospital who said they could fix him with radiation. This was unsuccessful so in 2008 he had surgery. The surgery was daunting because he had his throat cut from ear to ear.…

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