- Mar 15, 2021
My husband is 67 years old and was diagnosed with COPD in Oct.2020. Since then he has developed speech problems ànd had vocal cord surgery 3 weeks ago. I understand all of this can be the reason for his speech disorder. My concern is thàt his ENT told him he speech problem may be neurologicàl but didn't bother to mention it to his PCP. Of course I worried and did the most ridiculous thing by looking up info on the computer and scaring myself. We asked for a referral to a neurologist which surprised his doctor but she told us to keep the appointment in case there is nerve damage to his throat. The speech difficulty has been going on for almost five months but there is no muscle involvement or weakness. He has no trouble chewing but swallowing can be difficult at times. Please tell me I'm overreacting but doing the right thing in keeping the appointment just to be sure.Thank you all in advance for taking the time to read this. I promise to take your advice to heart.