Fast-tracked II

2 September, 2017
Rat Fink

I don’t know whether he called in a favor, pulled rank, traded baseball cards or flashed that million-dollar smile, but somehow, Dr. V. turned the 2nd of October into this coming Thursday.

The Thriller will have medialization laryngoplasty next week, either by injection or implant, to hopefully alleviate the suffering he’s endured on account of his left vocal fold paralysis. (Be sure to check out the before-and-after video clips at the bottom of the page.)

We don’t know what this will mean in the long run, but our hope is that he will finally be able to cough and clear his throat properly so he can regain some energy and return to his daily routine. As it stands now, he has very little appetite and must spend a large part of the day confined, as moving around stirs up congestion he’s unable to clear.

As has happened on a couple of occasions during this odyssey, we’ll be frustrated and disappointed, only to be pushed to the surface again by a hopeful turn of events. This definitely qualifies as one of those moments. Thumbs up to the Amazing Velcheti, who used his magic to somehow make a hole in Dr. Bryson’s busy surgery schedule, and especially to you, fiends, for holding us up in thought, words and prayer.

Much love,

#teamthriller   #prayforhouston


  1. Super news!! Dr. V probably provides good service for all his patients but his favorite special ones get fast-tracked.

  2. This is so “thrilling” for the Thriller! Dr. V knows how important this is, so he used his juice to get the ball rolling! It has to work. Thriller deserves it. Lots of prayers and love going up to the Lord, sweetie.

  3. That is fantastic news! Hooray! I can’t say for sure, but I bet you have both charmed Dr. V – he sounds amazing and I’m so glad he’s on your medical team! Prayers and love straight through the operation and recovery. <3

  4. Positive news brings so much POSITIVE ENERGY! Praying for positive results.

  5. Yay! Prayers for great outcomes and positive results. Here’s to coughing and clearing one’s throat! ???

  6. This is terrific news! Giving thanks for it. Praying the surgery is successful. #teamthriller

  7. Fantastic! Prayers will be for success, relief, speedy & complete recovery!
    Simplydeserving news for deserving folks!
    Love youse guys! TeamThriller

  8. Great news! Prayers for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery. Glad to hear that the doctors are on top of things. Hugs to you and keep smiling!!!

  9. Great news!! Hope this gives him some much needed relief! Prayers still heading your way!!

  10. Thanks everyone! We didn’t get the results we’d hoped for, but we never give up. The Thriller is in good spirits, even after this disappointment. Thanks again for coming along and commenting…we love you all.

  11. Sorry to hear this. Is there anything next on the agenda?

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