Talking about “I Left My Voice on the Dining Room Table”

A few years ago, my son said, “You should start a blog.” and he had to explain what it was. My enthusiasm for another pieceĀ to write was low, since I was already involved with two newsletters, several email discussion lists writing advice emails, and was constantly looking for time to write another article.

I may be coming in late and through the back door because I wrote a book. Now I need this blog to talk with you about throat cancer and discuss the changes over the almost 20 years that I have been involved with in this great world of laryngectomees.

If you have questions about the book, this is where I can answer. If you ask too many, I may have to write another book!

5 Responses to Talking about “I Left My Voice on the Dining Room Table”

  1. Sabrina Peek June 18, 2014 at 12:22 pm #

    I just wanted to tell you thank you for another outlet for information. You are always kind. I wish you the best of luck.

  2. Marlene E. Haynes June 18, 2014 at 6:15 pm #

    I am reading your book, it is fabulous, I find it so similar to my own experiences. You have stirred up memories I forgot about, Being a 17.5 year lary myself I didn’t realize all the things I had pushed to the back of my mind.
    Having had multiple cancers does not make it any easier from time to time either, each one is just as frightening as the other, you have done an excellent job in telling it just like it is.
    Thank you.

  3. Barb Nitschneider June 18, 2014 at 11:34 pm #

    What a wonderful book! In telling your story you will become an inspiration to new laryngectomees. The topics covered by Dr.Peters and the many topics covered when giving answers to the most common questions will be well received. Well done, Pat.

  4. Ron Kniffin June 19, 2014 at 3:07 pm #

    Your book is great. It acts like a rear view mirror for those who have had the experience and understandable hope for those now going through the adjustment. Many of us will use the information to “shine a light on the future” while trying to help others! You have made a difference! A Fan, Ron Kniffin

  5. Michael Csapo June 20, 2014 at 1:15 pm #

    I have finished reading your book and wish to compliment your work and efforts. I found your book to be very informative and educational. Many of your experiences parallel my own and while these days, I don’t give much thought to these situations, the experiences certainly refresh my memory specifically with regard to how I fumbled and stumbled my way through many of the challenges we face after surgery. I wish I would have had a book like that to read when I initially embarked on my journey into the lary world, it certainly would have lessened the anxieties and fears which come with the territory.

    ~Michael Csapo