This was me in 2008
I am Jeroen Swart from Holland.
In the summer of 2006 I contracted ADSD, adductor spasmodic dysphonia after a period of prolonged stress
causing an infection of the Vagus Nervus (*). This infection caused swelling of one side of my jaw, then an ear infection
and finally infection of the vocal chords.
At first I thought it was laryngitis and waited many months before I went to see a general physician, because I thought
that my bad voice would pass.
After many visits to the hospital, surgery on a polyp on the vocal chords and lot of visits
to the local speech therapist, the first suspicion of SD was laid down on me.
Some years before this all happened I had contracted a paralysed right lower leg
caused by death of nerve cells in my knee.
I refused the neurologist’s verdict of “never being able to walk normal”
and started applying all the healing powers I had in me.
According to the doctors this was a foolish attempt because,
“dead nerves can not grow back”
After I year I had recovered complete control over my leg!(*)
When they told me that I had a chronic speech disorder called spasmodic dysphonia
there was not a doubt in my mind that I was going to recover.
I only had to find out how.
The 2 first things that came to me mind were:
- Reboot the system
This was before I heard of treatment with Botox!
I was shocked to say the least, when I found out that Botox was used to treat
Now after many years of searching all over the world and spending thousands of Dollars
and testing and practicing many different techniques I have found out that also
“rebooting the system” was the way to recover my voice.(*)
And I can tell you that the journey was more valuable then the solution (which is also fantastic!)
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Take care, Jeroen